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Research Faculty—Microbiology and Immunology

Program Director/Department Chair: Timothy Endy, MD, MPH

  • Gary Chan, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Human cytomegalovirus pathogenesis and persistence. 

  • Timothy Endy, MD, MPH
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Understanding the epidemiology and pathogenesis of viral hemorrhagic and encephalitic arboviruses and host-vector interactions.

  • Aaron Glass, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Dr. Glass is currently involved in several research projects, including: identification of small molecule drugs in biological samples by mass spectrometry, analysis of the immunological response to vaccination, and the development of an exciting new technology for visualizing embyonic development.

  • Rebecca Greenblatt, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Bihchen Hwang, DDS, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    DNA replication of herpes viruses.

  • William Kerr, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Transplant immunology and stem cell biology.

  • Christine King, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Dr. King's research focuses primarily on understanding how the innate immune system contributes to the pathogenesis of severe viral infections with the goal to develop novel therapeutics for treatment.

  • Jennifer Moffat, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Varicella zoster pathogenesis.

  • Andras Perl, MD, PhD
    Research Interests:

    Genes and Viruses Predisposing to Autoimmunity, Genetics, Apoptosis, Endogenous Retroviruses, Transaldolase

  • Edward Shillitoe, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Gene therapy for cancer; Bacterial causes of obesity, diabetes and periodontal disease

  • Steven Taffet, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of intercellular communication in the heart, gene expression during macrophage activation

  • Gary Winslow, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Host defense against intracellular pathogens, B cell responses, immunological memory