Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty and Research
Carl Atkinson, Ph.D.
Immunology, innate immunity, complement, transplantation, lung disease, cigarette smoke.
Eric Bartee, Ph.D.
Dr. Bartee is studying Myxoma virus as a potential virotherapeutic against multiple myeloma and further exploration of novel cellular response to combination cytokine treatment using the Myxoma virus.
Beichu Guo, Ph.D.
Innate immunity and inflammation in autoimmune diseases and cancer.
|Azizul Haque, Ph.D.|
Antigen presentation, tumor immunobiology, inflammation, CNS disorders, autoimmunity.
Christina (Voelkel-)Johnson, Ph.D.
Cell death, sphingolipids, oxidative stress, gene delivery.
Wei Jiang, M.D.
HIV pathogenesis, toll-like receptor and innate immunity, sex differences in human immune responses, and lupus pathogenesis.
Laura Kasman, Ph.D.
Medical Education Director for Microbiology and Immunology
Zihai Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Cancer immunotherapy, innate immunity, tolerance, stem cell biology.
Bei Liu, M.D., MPH
Cancer immunotherapy, stem cell-based cancer vaccine and innate immunity.
Harold May, Ph.D.
Environmental microbiology, microbial physiology, microbial electrochemistry, bioenergy and bioremediation.
Janardan Pandey, Ph.D.
Allotypes, Fcgamma receptor genes, ADCC, humoral immunity.
Chrystal Paulos, Ph.D.
Novel T-cell immunotherapies for patients with advanced cancer.
Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman
Director, Office of Special Programs
Nosocomial infection control, biosafety.
Stephen Tomlinson, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research & Faculty Development
The complement system in inflammation, alloimmunity, cancer immunity and CNS injury.
Paula Traktman, Ph.D.
Hirschmann Endowed Professor
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Vaccinia virus genome replication and virion morphogenesis. The role(s) of the cellular VRK1 protein kinase and BANF1 protein in normal cell function and cancer.
Chenthamarakshan Vasu, Ph.D.
T cell tolerance, mucosal immunity, targeted therapies for autoimmunity, transplant rejection and tumors.
Cynthia F. Wright Ph.D.
Viral gene expression and virus host interactions.
Yi (Benny) Yang, Ph.D.
Cancer and autoimmune disease.
Xue-Zhong Yu, M.D.
GVHD, GVL, T-cell biology.
|Joint Faculty Members|
|Naren Banik, Ph.D.|
Professor of Medicine
Department of Neurosciences
|David Cole, M.D., FACS|
|Sebastiano Gattoni-Celli, M.D.|
Gary Gilkeson, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine Research
|Joseph John, M.D.|
Division of Infectious Diseases
VA Medical Center
|Margaret Markiewicz, M.D.|
Assistant Professor of Medicine
|Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.|
|Eric Meissner, M.D., Ph.D.|
|Mark Rubinstein, Ph.D.|
|Sally Self, M.D.|
Pathology and Lab Medicine
|Caroline Westwater, Ph.D.|
|John Wrangle, M.D.|
|Rita Young, Ph.D.|
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
|Armand Glassman, M.D.|
|Tom Higerd, Ph.D.|
|James S. Norris, Ph.D.|
|Gary Paddock, Ph.D.|
|Gabriel Virella, M.D., Ph.D.|