Graduate 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 Chair immunology, molecular biology, molecular approaches to vaccine development
William L. Gosnell, Ph.D. host parasite interactions, malaria, immunology
Virginia S. Hinshaw, Ph.D. influenza virus epidemiology, pathogenicity, immunology and vaccines
George S. N. Hui, Ph.D. parasitology, immunology, cell biology
Kalpana J. Kallianpur, Ph.D. Brain imaging, neuroAIDS, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder
Pakieli H. Kaufusi, Ph.D. pathogenesis of West Nile virus
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
F. DeWolfe Miller, Ph.D. epidemiology of infectious diseases
Lishomwa Ndhlovu, M.D., Ph.D. HIV immunology
Bruce Shiramizu, M.D. 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
Wei-Kung Wang M.D., D.S. pathogenesis of arboviral and zoonotic viruses
Angel Yanagihara, Ph.D. biochemistry of cubozoan venom
Cooperating Graduate Faculty
John M. Berestecky, Ph.D. enteric bacteria
John Chen, Ph.D. applied statistics, data science, healthcare data analytics, research design, statistical education and collaboration, statistical resources development
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, M.D. staphylococcal infection and toxins, clinical infectious disease, Kawasaki syndrome
Sladjana Prisic, Ph.D. ribosomal regulation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Cecilia Shikuma, M.D. HIV/AIDS clinical trials
Elizabeth K. Tam, M.D. 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.  
James F. Kelley, Ph.D., M.P.H. pathogenesis of flaviviruses
Jerome Kim, M.D. HIV vaccine development
Marc Le Pape, Ph.D. Biomedical informatics; application of computer science, cognitive science and statistics to the design of Health Management Information Systems
Michael Lieberman, Ph.D.  
Gordon Wallace, D.V.M.  
Catherine F. Yamauchi, Ph.D.  
B. R. Ellis, Ph.D. arbovirus and virus-vector interrelationships
Ivo Sah Bandar, Ph.D. monocyte inflammation and metabolic disorders in HIV
Melissa Agsalda, Ph.D.  
Iain MacPherson, Ph.D.