James Casanova

Casanova, James E.

Primary Appointment

Professor, Cell Biology


  • BS, Biology, Southern Connecticut State University
  • PhD, Cell Biology, Wesleyan Univeristy
  • Postdoc, Cell Biology, Whitehead Institute
  • Postdoc, Cell Biology, University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information

Dept. of Cell Biology
3234 Pinn Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0732
Telephone: 434-243-4821

Research Disciplines

Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Experimental Pathology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases/Biodefense, Microbiology

Research Interests

Role of Arf family GTPases in vesicular transport and cytoskeleton assembly.
Cell Biology of bacterial pathogenesis.
The innate immune response to bacterial infection.

Research Description

Arf family GTPases and their function in membrane trafficking and cell motility
Cell biology of bacterial infection
The innate immune response to bacterial infection

Selected Publications