Infectious Diseases Training Program Faculty
Genetic approaches, cellular and molecular biology of intracellular pathogen infection
Understanding how exposures in the intestine can influence the broader immune system.
Herpes Simplex Virus Infection of Neurons
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis
Mobile technologies to improve adherence to HIV medications in rural populations.
Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes Using Electron Microscopy
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
Human intestinal parasitology
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.
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.
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.