Global Biothreats Training Program Faculty
Genetic approaches, cellular and molecular biology of intracellular pathogen infection
T Lymphocyte Responses To Virus Infection
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis
Host/pathogen Interaction - Chlamydia Infection
Mobile technologies to improve adherence to HIV medications in rural populations.
Drug Discovery and Molecular Biology of Pathogenic RNA viruses: Ebola, SARS-CoV-2, Influenza and Zika
Recognition, diagnosis, pathogenesis, impact, treatment and prevention of enteric infections; global health and tropical infectious diseases
Mechanisms of Genetic and Metabolic Adaptation in the Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium falciparum
Immune regulation for HCV infection and chronic liver inflammation
Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS
Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); pharmacokinetics; clinical application of diagnostics for TB; clinical trials to optimize TB treatment; chronic illness/ TB integration
Molecular diagnostics, Tuberculosis, Global Health
Biodefense and emerging pathogens
Physical mechanisms of infectious disease; influenza infection; membrane fusion; antibiotic resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; machine learning.
Bacterial cell signaling, host-pathogen interactions, intestinal pathogens
Human intestinal parasitology
Molecular epidemiology of multidrug resistant gram negative bacilli, laboratory detection of gram negative antibiotic resistance, prevention of acquisition of resistant bacterial pathogens and treatment of multi-drug resistant gram negative bacteria.
Host-pathogen interactions; molecular parasitology; mucosal inflammation; immunopathology and repair. Our research interests evolved from studying a parasite that causes inflammation of the gut, similar to IBD.
Structure and Function of the GI Tract in the Context of Childhood Nutrition, Growth, Immunity, and Host-microbe Interactions
Systems biology, infectious disease, cancer, toxicology, metabolic engineering
Immune mechanisms of defense against COVID-19 and enteric (diarrheal) infections
Enteric diseases, molecular diagnostics and infectious disease epidemiology.
Prevention and treatment of C. difficile infection. Role of microbiota in health and disease. Infections in special populations- elderly, pregnant women and racial/ethnic minority groups.