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Immunology and Molecular Microbiology


Immunology and Vaccine Development

Robert Bright Mechanisms of tumor immunity, tumor antigen identification and anti-cancer vaccines
Matthew Grisham Mucosal Immunology and Chronic Gut Inflammation
Afzal Siddiqui Vaccine discovery, development and testing for human parasite Schistosoma mansoni; Stronglyloides stercoralis hyperinfection

Infectious Disease Pathogenesis

W. LaJean Chaffin Surface antigens and dimorphism of Candida albicans and their relationship to pathogens
Jane Colmer-Hamood The VCE Multidrug Resistance Pump: Regulation and Role in Virulence in Vibrio cholera
Abdul Hamood 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
David Straus Pathogenic bacteriology, role of bacterial endotoxins and exotoxins in disease; The microbiology of indoor and outdoor air; fungal mycotoxins

Molecular Microbiology

Joe Fralick Molecular biology of Escherichia coli