Global Biothreats Training Program Faculty
Genetic approaches, cellular and molecular biology of intracellular pathogen infection
Burgess, Stacey L.
Understanding how exposures in the intestine can influence the broader immune system.
Cowardin, Carrie A.
The maternal and infant microbiome in childhood growth and immunity
Criss, Alison K.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis
Innate immunity, chronic disease, host-parasite interactions, Toxoplasma gondii, proteomics
Mechanisms of Genetic and Metabolic Adaptation in the Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium falciparum
Hahn, Young S.
Immune regulation for HCV infection and chronic liver inflammation
Heysell, Scott Kirkland
Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); pharmacokinetics; clinical application of diagnostics for TB; clinical trials to optimize TB treatment; chronic illness/ TB integration
Houpt, Eric Robert
Molecular diagnostics, Tuberculosis, Global Health
Hughes, Molly A.
Biodefense and emerging pathogens
Human intestinal parasitology
Moonah, Shannon N.
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.
Moore, Christopher C.
Sepsis pathophysiology with particular interest in the role of the innate immune system; sepsis pathophysiology, management, and outcomes of HIV infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
Petri, William A.
Immune mechanisms of defense against COVID-19 and enteric (diarrheal) infections
Platts-Mills, James A
Enteric diseases, molecular diagnostics and infectious disease epidemiology.
Viral immunology, T cells, Macrophages, Tissue repair
Warren, Cirle A.
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.
Additional faculty with research interests aligned with Global Biothreats can be found in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.