Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

MCB students and faculty are actively engaged in research designed to understand microorganisms, their pathogenesis and the response of the immune system to their invasion.

Microbial Population Biology
Microbial Evolution
Fundamentals of Prokaryotic Biology
Introduction to Epidemiology
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Advanced Immunology
Host Defense to Cancer
Immunological Methods
Human Pathogenic Viruses
Biochemistry and Genetics of Pathogens and Their Hosts
Cell Biology of Human Pathogens and Disease

There are no pending events related to this area of interest

Innate immunity
Complex molecular machines, cell biology, influenza, dengue
Inference, re-engineering, evolution of biological networks
Computational evolution, epidemiology and immunology
Evolution of proteins and viruses
computational systems biology; microbiome ;metagenomics
Pathogenesis of chlamydia
lymphocyte function, homeostasis and localization
keratinocyte migration and transformation
Topoisomerases and retroviral replication
B lymphocyte biology
inflammation and protective host responses
T cell biology and liver immunology
molecular and genetic basis for autoimmune diseases
HIV replication and host antiviral genes
bacterial pathogenesis, phagocyte-pathogen interactions
T cell development and tolerance
The Fredricks Lab studies human microbial communities
innate immunity to virus infection
human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and epithelial cancers
Host virus interactions and translational control
Pathogenesis of autoimmune disease
Molecular basis of bacterial social behavior
T-cell targeting of viruses and malignancies
tuberculosis virulence
Regulation of innate immune response
sensory transduction in bacteria
HDL and macrophages in atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity
chronic and latent viral infections
Systems biology of virus-host interactions
stem cell biology and therapy
Mucosal Immunology in HIV Infection
Viral oncogenesis and KSHV
viral-host interactions in capsid assembly
evolutionary studies of genetic conflict
Mechanisms of DNA replication and repair in bacteria
Organelle biogenesis and architecture; membrane traffic.
molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis
protein secretion and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
HIV-human host relationships
Parasite molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics
The causes and consequences of programmed cell death
HIV transmission and pathogenesis
matrix metalloproteinases
Microbial communities and infectious disease
cell biology of protozoan parasites
CD8 T cells and NK cells
Understanding bacterial disease pathogenesis
dysregulated B cell development and signaling, gene therapy
Immunotherapy
Pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori stomach infection
gene repair applications in inherited immune deficiencies
genomics and genetics; technology development
tuberculosis systems biology: virulence and dormancy
evolving biological systems and microbial communities
Malaria invasion and pathogenesis
Innate Immunity
role of defensins in antiviral immunity
HIV immunity
Innate immune detection of nucleic acids
structural molecular immunology
Protozoan pathogens
Adhesion proteins and molecular biomechanics
genetics and biochemistry of protein folding and function
T cell responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
drug development/Infectious Diseases/Parasitology
molecular biology of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
antitumor immune responses; T cell repertoire
Innate immunity and Listeria pathogensis
HIV-1 controller, vaccine, latent infection, virus detection
Regulatory T cells/allergic inflammation