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 Lukacher,Aron_suit_profiles Aron Lukacher, M.D.,Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Immune responses to persistent viral infections
  Milena Bogunovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mononuclear phagocytes are distributed throughout all layers of the gastrointestinal tract including the mucosa facing the lumen and the muscularis externa facing the peritoneum. While being closely related, these cells are heterogeneous and can be further divided into dendritic cells and macrophages based on their preferentially antigen-presenting or phagocytic properties. The main focus of my lab is to understand diversity, development and function of mononuclear phagocyte network in the gut during homeostatic state, infection and inflammatory bowel disease.
 bonneau Robert Bonneau, Ph.D.

Professor and Distinguished Educator

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Stress-Induced, Neuroendocrine-Mediated Modulation of Immunity to Infectious Pathogens
 Buchkovich Nicholas Nicholas Buchkovich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Interactions between viral proteins and cellular machinery during HCMV virion assembly, with an emphasis on membrane regulation
 craven Rebecca C Craven, Ph.D.


Understanding functions of retroviral structural proteins in the virus life cycle; dissection of virion maturation in HIV and avian leukosis viruses using genetic, biochemical and structural approaches
hu Jianming Hu, M.D., Ph.D.


Hepatitis B virus replication and persistence; Virus-host interactions
 meyers Craig Meyers, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

The central research goals of my laboratory are to study the differentiation-dependent life cycle of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-associated oncogenesis
 norbury Christopher C Norbury, Ph.D.


The cellular, molecular and whole organism systems required for initiation of antiviral immunity
 Rahman Ziaur Rahman, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Studying the mechanisms of loss of peripheral B cell tolerance in the germinal center and antibody-forming cell pathways that may lead to autoantibody production
 samplec Clare E Sample, Ph.D.


 samplej Jeffery T Sample, Ph.D.


 Transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms regulating Epstein-Barr virus latent infection and persistence
 schell Todd Schell, Ph.D.


Immune response to SV40 Large T antigen and the immunotherapy of cancer   Schell Lab
 song Jianxun (Jim) Song, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

T cell biology and immune regulation
wills John W Wills, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

What are tegument proteins UL11, UL16, and UL21 of HSV doing on the tail of glycoprotein E, and how do they work together to do it?


Emeritus Faculty

courtneyRichard Courtney,
isomHarriet Isom,
spectorDavid Spector,
tevethiaMary Judith Tevethia, M.D.,
tevethiasSatvir Tevethia,

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