Department Faculty

Ulus Atasoy, MD

Associate Professor

Surgery, MMI, Child Health

Research: Posttranscriptional gene regulation and microarray analysis in asthma, breast cancer and recurrent hernia formation.

Michael Baldwin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Understanding the molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis with an emphasis on characterizing the role of bacterial toxins in the disease process.

Helen Braley-Mullen, PhD

Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Regulation of immune response, autoimmune disease, cellular immunology.

Charles Brown, PhD

Professor

Veterinary Pathobiology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Host response to infectious disease.

Pamela Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Molecular basis for polar growth in Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Donald Burke, PhD

Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Understand the mechanism and evolution of catalysis by ribozymes and the molecular basis of retroviral inhibition by RNA-based drugs.

Michael Calcutt, PhD

Associate Professor

Veterinary Pathobiology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Molecular biology of mycoplasmas.

John Cannon, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies and Chair for the Genetics Program, Associate Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Genetics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Role of protein phosphatase in cell cycle regulation.

Dawn Cornelison, PhD

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Signaling and activity of skeletal muscle satellite cells.

Mark A. Daniels, PhD

Assistant Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery

Research: T cell development and activation.

Dongsheng Duan, PhD

Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor in Medical Research

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Application of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) in gene therapy.

Huatao Guo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: The mutagenic homing mechanism and practical applications of diversity-generating retroelements (DGRs); reverse transcriptase fidelity; bacterial pathogen-host interactions.

Bumsuk Hahm, PhD

Associate Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery

Research: Interplay between viruses and host immunity.

Marc Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Retrovirus assembly.

Yi Lai, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Gene therapy, protein therapy, Muscular dystrophies

Margaret J. Lange, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: HIV biology, gene therapy, and the host response to viral infection.

David Lee, PhD

Associate Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Differential activation of human dendritic cells and their subsequent effect on CD4+ and CD8+ T cell activation and differentiation; Major histocompatibility complex class I and II antigen presentation; Human immune responses to influenza virus.

Shan-Lu Liu, PhD

Associate Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Host restriction of viral infections and viral countermeasures, Retrovirus (HIV) entry and cell-to-cell transmission, IFN response to HCV infection and viral pathogenesis, Ebolavirus fusion and entry

Christian Lorson, PhD

Professor

Veterinary Pathobiology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Molecular basis of spinal muscular atrophy; RNA processing; gene therapy.

Mark McIntosh, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Strategic Initiatives

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Iron-mediated regulation of gene expresssion; bacterial membrane transport processes using energy-driven receptors; molecular biology of mycoplasmas.

Susan C. McKarns, PhD

Assistant Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery

Research: T Cell Tolerance, Autoimmunity, Epigenetics, and Regulation of T Cell Differentiation.

Michael Misfeldt, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Innate immunity; Toll-like receptors (TLRs)

David Pintel, PhD

Dr. R Philip and Diane Acuff Endowed Professor in Medical Research

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Analysis of eukaryotic gene expression using parvovirus model systems.

Stefan G. Sarafianos, PhD

Chancellor's Chair of Excellence in Molecular Virology, Associate Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Research: Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance and inhibition of HIV, SARS, and other viral and bacterial pathogens.

Emma Teixeiro-Pernas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery

Research: Regulation of T cell immune responses against infections and tumors.

Judy Wall, PhD

Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry

Research: Genetics of uranium reduction by sulfate-reducing bacteria.