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Immunology & Molecular Microbiology Faculty

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 Matthew B. Grisham, PhD Matthew B. Grisham, PhD
Professor and Chair
Vernon and Elizabeth Haggerton Chair in Gastroenterology

Major Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology and Chronic Gut Inflammation

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 Robert K. Bright, PhD Robert K. Bright, PhD
Associate Professor

Major Research Interests: Mechanisms of tumor immunity, tumor antigen identification and anti-cancer vaccines

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 W. LaJean Chaffin, PhD W. LaJean Chaffin, PhD
Professor

Major Research Interests: Surface antigens and dimorphism of Candida albicans and their relationship to pathogens

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Jane Colmer-Hamood, PhD Jane A. Colmer-Hamood, PhD
Associate Professor

Major Research Interests: The VCE Multidrug Resistance Pump: Regulation and Role in Virulence in Vibrio cholera

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Joe A. Fralick, PhD Joe A. Fralick, PhD
Professor

Major Research Interests: Molecular biology of Escherichia coli

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Abdul N. Hamood, PhD Abdul N. Hamood, PhD
Professor

Major Research Interests: Our research interests involve the regulation of exotoxin A synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the role of the quorum sensing system in the pathogenesis of P. aeruginosa infection of burn wound, and the inhibition of biofilm development by P. aeruginosa

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Rial D. Rolfe, PhD Rial D. Rolfe, PhD
Professor

Major Research Interests: Pathogenic mechanisms of Clostridium difficile and immunological response to and protection against intestinal disease

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 Afzal A. Siddiqui, PhD Afzal A. Siddiqui, PhD
Professor
Grover E. Murray Professor

Major Research Interests: Vaccine discovery, development and testing for human parasite Schistosoma mansoni; Stronglyloides stercoralis hyperinfection

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David C. Straus, PhD David C. Straus, PhD
Professor

Major Research Interests: Pathogenic bacteriology, role of bacterial endotoxins and exotoxins in disease; The microbiology of indoor and outdoor air; fungal mycotoxins.

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