Beth Levine, MD, Professor
Research Interests: Our laboratory uses molecular and genetic approaches in mice and model organisms to study the role of specific host genes and cell biology pathways involved in cancer, infectious diseases, and development. The primary focus of our studies is on the cellular pathway of autophagy.
Roger Bedimo, MD
Research Interests: Analysis of the trends of Non-AIDS-defining malignancies patients
Simon Daefler, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.
Research Interests: Our laboratory is interested in the mechanism of how Gram negative bacteria employ complex machineries to force-feed macromolecules into their eukaryotic host cell and how this then determines the interaction between bacterium and host. Our model system is Salmonella typhimurium.
Clark R. Gregg, MD, Assoc. Prof.
Research Interests: Gastrointestinal infections, Molecular Epidemiology, Mycotic Infections, Drug Interactions, Formulary management
R. Doug Hardy, MD, Asst. Prof.
Research Interests: Respiratory tract Immunology Asthma, M. Pneumoniae infection, Community-acquired MRSA, Adolescent/Young Adult HIV
Shahbaz Hasan, MB, BS
Research Interests: Infection Control, Molecular Epidemiology, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Mamta Jain, MD, Asst. Prof.
Research Interests: HIV/HCV Co-Infection, HIV/HBV Co-Infection, HIV Related Mortality
Philip Keiser, MD, Assoc. Prof.
Research Interests: Anti-retroviral therapy of HIV Infection, Acute HIV Seroconversion Illness, Outcomes and Economic Impact of HIV Therapy
James P. Luby, MD, Prof.
Research Interests: Clinical virology, Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases
David Margolis, MD
Research Interests: The overall goal of our laboratory is to obtain new insights into the host-virus interaction, particularly in HIV infection, and translate discoveries in molecular biology and virology to the clinic to aid in the treatment of chronic viral diseases.
Robert S. Munford, MD, Prof.
Research Interests: Our research goal is to understand how animals detoxify the LPS that the body encounters, either in this low-level, frequent way, or when gram-negative bacteria manage to avoid host defenses and cause clinically symptomatic infections. In particular, we focus on a unique host enzyme, acyloxyacyl hydrolase(AOAH), that detoxifies LPS by selectively removing two of its six fatty acyl chains. The enzyme is produced by hematopoietic progenitor cells, immature dendritic cells, macrophages, neurtophils and renal proximal tumule cells.
Naiel Nassar, MD
Elizabeth M. R. Race, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.
Research Interests: Immunorestoration in AIDS/HIV patients on highly active Antiretroviral Therapy, Interactions between HIV and HBV/HCV and Responses to Antiviral Therapy, Interactions between HIV and HBV/HCV and Responses to Antiviral Therapy, Co-Infection with HIV and Tropical/Parasitic Infectious Diseases
Sanjay Revankar, MD, Asst. Prof.
Research Interests: Mycology-Candidemia, Zygomycosis, Phaeohpyhomycosis
James W. Smith, MD, Prof.
Research Interests: Local Immune Response to Urinary Tract, Fever in AIDS patients, Infectious Arthritis
Gary I. Sinclair, MD, Asst. Prof.
Research Interests: Rural HIV and antiviral resistance
Paul M. Southern, Jr., MD, Prof.
Research Interests: Epidemiology of Chagas' Disease in Belize, Antimicrobial Resistance, Diagnostic methods in clinical microbiology