Faculty Expertise and Research Areas

David Allred

  • Study of molecular mechanisms underlying the ability of Babesia spp. parasites surviving acute infection to establish highly persistent infections in animals that are immune to further disease.

Daniel Brown

  • Cellular microbiology, the host cell responses elicited by interactions with microorganisms

Rhoel Dinglasan

  • Systems biology bench-to-bedside approaches to understanding vector-borne disease (VBD) transmission dynamics.
  • Molecular insights into host-pathogen interactions and fundamental pathogen development biology has led to the development of vaccines, vaccine delivery platforms and point-of-need diagnostics.

Aria Eshraghi

  • Our goal is to define the mechanisms governing how bacteria use virulence factors to evade detection by the immune system and cause disease.

Ayalew Mergia

  • Host and viral interactions relevant to therapeutic and vaccine delivery.

Julie M. Moore

  • Application of human, field-based studies, in vitro cell culture models and mouse models to understand malaria pathogenesis in pregnancy and gain enhanced understanding of placental biology in health and disease

David Pascual

  • Through adapting basic mucosal immunology approaches, vaccines to protect against human and animal infectious and autoimmune diseases are developed and tested.

Liang Zhou

  • Transcriptional and metabolic regulation of tissue immune responses in health and disease

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