Faculty

 
Regular Graduate Faculty
Research Interests
Vivek R. Nerurkar, Ph.D. (Department Chair) pathogenesis of infectious diseases, delineating cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying microbe-host interaction
Sandra P. Chang, Ph.D.  (Graduate Program Chair) immunology, molecular biology, molecular approaches to vaccine development
John Chen, Ph.D. biostatistics
William L. Gosnell, Ph.D. host parasite interactions, malaria, immunology
Se Hun Gu, Ph.D. hantavirology
Virginia S. Hinshaw, Ph.D. influenza virus epidemiology, pathogenicity, immunology and vaccines
George S. N. Hui, Ph.D. parasitology, immunology, cell biology
Pakiele H. Kaufusi, Ph.D. pathogenesis of West Nile virus
James F. Kelley, Ph.D. pathogenesis of flaviviruses
Kenton J. Kramer, Ph.D. parasitology, epidemiology, leptospirosis, HIV serodiagnosis
Mukesh Kumar, Ph.D. virus-host interactions
Axel Lehrer, Ph.D. viral vaccine development
Napapon Sailasuta Develop novel MR spectroscopy and imaging techniques to understand disease pathogenesis
Frederick Mercier, Ph.D. mechanisms controlling neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the adult brain
F. DeWolf Miller, Ph.D. epidemiology of infectious diseases
Lishomwa Ndhlovu, MD, Ph.D. HIV immunology
Bruce Shiramizu, MD pathology of HIV-associated disorders
Diane W. Taylor, Ph.D. immunology of malaria in pregnant women and newborns
Saguna Verma, Ph.D. molecular, biochemical aspects of viral diseases
Pramila Walpita, Ph.D. paramyxoviruses, virus- like particles, vaccines.
Wei-Kung Wang MD, DS pathogenesis of arboviral and zoonotic viruses
Angel Yanagihara, Ph.D. biochemistry of cubozoan venom
Guangxiang Zhang(George)
Naveen Bobbili
Cooperating Graduate Faculty
 
John M. Berestecky, Ph.D. enteric bacteria
Linda Chang, MD application of advanced neuroimaging techniques to study brain changes associated with HIV, substance abuse, brain development and aging
Yuanan Lu, Ph.D. gene therapy for HIV-1 infection, gene transfer approaches for neuroAIDS, immunodiagnosis of herpesvirus infection of green turtles, aquaculture virology
Marian E. Melish, MD staphylococcal infection and toxins, clinical infectious disease, Kawasaki syndrome
Cecilia Shikuma, MD HIV/AIDS clinical trials
Elizabeth K. Tam, MD inflammation, immunologic mechanisms of pulmonary diseases, genetic and environmental determinants of asthma
Richard Yanagihara, M.D., M.P.H. transdisciplinary investigations of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, use of infectious agents as biological markers to trace ancient and recent movements of human populations
Affiliate Graduate Faculty
 
Shannon N. Bennett, Ph.D. molecular evolution and epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases
Abby Collier, Ph.D. pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics
Brenda Hernandez, Ph.D. human papilloma virus, hepatitis virus, viral carcinogenesis, epidemiology
Allison Imrie, Ph.D. dengue immunology and epidemiology
Kevin Palmer, Ph.D. global public health and tropical diseases such as malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis
Adjunct Faculty
 
Vernon E. Ansdell, M.D. geographic, travel medicine
Matthew Bankowski, Ph.D. clinical microbiology
H. Stefan Bracha, M.D.
James R. Campbell, Ph.D.
Gregory Caputy, M.D.
Jerome Kim, M.D. HIV vaccine development
Michael Lieberman, Ph.D.
Gordon Wallace, DVM
Catherine F. Yamauchi, Ph.D.
B. R. Ellis, Ph.D. arbovirus and virus-vector interrelationships
Ivo Sah Bandar, Ph.D.
Melissa Agsalda, Ph.D.