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Microbiology Track Faculty

Sandra K. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Research Description: Iron acquisition and iron-regulated gene expression in pathogenic bacteria

Jake V. Bailey, Ph.D.
Research Description: Microbe-mineral interactions

Anthony D. Baughn, Ph.D.
Research Description: Metabolic requirements for bacterial persistence

Daniel R. Bond, Ph.D.
Research Description: Physiology and functional genomics of dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacteria; Microbial fuel cells

Wade A. Bresnahan, Ph.D. Director of Graduate Studies
Research Description: Molecular mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus replication and pathogenesis

Dana Davis, Ph.D.
Research Description: C. albicans genetics and pathogenesis

Gary M. Dunny, Ph.D.
Research Description: Molecular biology of conjugative gene transfer in Gram-positive bacteria

Jeffrey A. Gralnick, Ph.D.
Research Description: Microbial physiology and synthetic biology in environmental bacteria

Ashley T. Haase, M.D. Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Description: Viral pathogenesis, HIV

William R. Harcombe, Ph.D.
Research Description: Evolutionary ecology of microbial systems

Ryan C. Hunter, Ph.D.
Research Description: Host-microbe interactions, microbial community dynamics

Yinduo Ji, Ph.D.,
Research Description: Molecular pathogenesis of staphylococcal infection

Arkady Khodursky, Ph.D.
Research Description: Functional genomics and bioinformatics

Dan Knights, Ph.D.
Research Description: Host-microbiome interactions and computational metagenomics

Ryan A. Langlois, Ph.D.
Research Description: Immunity to influenza virus infections

Fang Li, Ph.D.
Research Description: Structural virology, structural cancer biology

Yuying Liang, Ph.D.
Research Description: Virus-host interactions of arenavirus and influenza virus

Hinh Ly, Ph.D.
Research Description: Lassa fever virus replication and host immune suppression

Louis M. Mansky, PhD.
Research Description: Cell and molecular biology of HIV and HTLV; HIV drug resistance; HTLV particle assembly and release; evolution of emerging viruses

Chris Mohr, Ph.D.
Research Description: Molecular pathogenesis of Burkholderia cepacia

Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.
Research Description: Central nervous system penetration by Cryptococcus neoformans

Steve Rice, Ph.D.
Research Description: Herpes simplex virus gene expression

Michael J. Sadowsky, Ph.D.
Research Description: Soil microbiology, biodegradation, Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium-host interactions

Janet L. Schottel, Ph.D.
Research Description: Microbial-based cancer therapies; regulation of gene expression; stress responses

Pamela J. Skinner, Ph.D.
Research Description: T cell responses to HIV

Peter J. Southern, Ph.D.
Research Description: Molecular basis of persistent virus infection and virus-induced disease

Srinand Sreevatsan, Ph.D., MPH, DVM
Research Description: Microbe-host interactions; microbial genomics

Anna D. Tischler, Ph.D.
Research Description: Mycobacterium tuberculosis counter-immune mechanisms

Larry P. Wackett, Ph.D.
Research Description: Biodegradation and biocatalysis

 

 

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