Infectious disease pathogenesis research by department faculty includes neuropathogenesis of flaviviruses (dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses) and HIV; host:pathogen interactions during malaria, helminth, and angiostrongylus infections; and disease mechanisms of chlamydia, human papillomavirus, and influenza infections. 


John M. Berestecky, Ph.D. Enteric bacteria including Campylobacter
Linda Chang, MD Application of advanced neuroimaging techniques to study brain changes associated with HIV, substance abuse, brain development and aging
William L. Gosnell, Ph.D. Host parasite interactions, malaria, immunology
Brenda Hernandez, Ph.D. Human papilloma virus, hepatitis virus, viral carcinogenesis, epidemiology
Virginia S. Hinshaw, Ph.D. Influenza virus epidemiology, pathogenicity, immunology and vaccines
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
Marian E. Melish, MD Staphylococcal infection and toxins, clinical infectious disease, Kawasaki syndrome
Frederick Mercier, Ph.D. Mechanisms controlling neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the adult brain
Vivek R. Nerurkar, Ph.D. Pathogenesis of infectious diseases, delineating cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying microbe-host interaction
Bruce Shiramizu, MD Pathology of HIV-associated disorder
Elizabeth K. Tam, MD Inflammation, immunologic mechanisms of pulmonary diseases, genetic and environmental determinants of asthma
Saguna Verma, Ph.D. Molecular, biochemical aspects of viral diseases
Wei-Kung Wang MD, DS Pathogenesis of arboviral and zoonotic viruses
Angel Yanagihara, Ph.D. Biochemistry of cubozoan venom