Principal Faculty

Robert C. Alaniz, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Pathogen-specific T-cell Development during Mucosal Salmonella infection

Helene Andrews-Polymenis, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor
Characterization of Salmonella enterica virulence genes.

Lydia Bogomolnaya, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Identification of genes that are important for motility of Salmonella

Carolyn Cannon, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Zhilei Chen, PhD

Associate Professor
Antiviral Discovery and Biotechnology

K. Yeon Choi, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Jeffrey D. Cirillo, PhD

Regents Professor
Molecular genetic analysis of bacterial respiratory pathogens.

Paul de Figueiredo, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular mechanisms mediating host-pathogen interactions, the evolution of pathogenesis, the discovery of novel anti-microbials, and the development of biotechnology platforms.

David P. Huston, MD

Professor and Vice Dean - Houston campus
Immunobiology of Allergic Inflammation

Jenny Hyde, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pathogenic mechanisms and immune modulation of Borrelia burgdorferi, etiologic agent of Lyme disease.

Koichi Kobayashi, MD, PhD

Professor

Julian Leibowitz, MD, PhD

Professor
Coronavirus replication and gene expression and the molecular basis of coronavirus pathogenesis

Alistair McGregor, PhD

Associate Professor
Herpes viruses, pathogenicity, vaccines and antivirals. Cytomegalovirus congenital infection.

David McMurray, PhD

Regents Professor
Regulation of infectious disease resistance by vaccination and diet

Kristin Patrick, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Regulation of RNA metabolism during bacterial infection

James Samuel, PhD

Regents Professor and Head
Wofford Cain Endowed Chair in Infectious Disease
Molecular pathogenesis and vaccine development for Q fever

Jon Skare, PhD

Professor and Associate Head
Molecular pathogenesis of Lyme borreliosis

Preeti Sule, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Vernon Tesh, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor
Pathogenic mechanisms of Shiga toxins

E. Sally Ward, PhD

Professor
Antibody engineering for the therapy of cancer and autoimmunity

Robert O. Watson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Host-pathogen interactions responsible for M. tuberculosis virulence

A. Phillip West, PhD

Assistant Professor
Mitochondrial regulation of innate immunity.   Mitochondrial stress responses in cancer.

Laura Ciaccia West, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Immune responses to cancer

Van Wilson, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Molecular biology of papillomaviruses

Emeritus Faculty

John Quarles, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Antiviral vaccines and drugs and applications of flow cytometry in microbiology

Roderick McCallum, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Community outreach programs to increase childhood vaccination rates

Biomedical Informatics

Jose F. Florez-Arango, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Sriram Iyengar, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical Science & Translational Research

Jack Smith, MD, PhD

Professor and Director
Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical Science & Translational Research

Duane Steward, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical Science & Translational Research

Yanlong Sun, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical Science & Translational Research

Brett Trusko, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical Science & Translational Research

Hongbin Wang, PhD

Professor and Associate Director
Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical Science & Translational Research

Joint and Adjunct Faculty Appointment

Robert Chapkin, PhD

Regents Professor

Michael Criscitiello, PhD

Assistant Professor

Kevin Cummings, PhD

Assistant Professor

Magnus Höök, PhD

Director, Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
Interaction of pathogens with components of the extracellular matrix

Julian Hurdle, PhD

Associate Professor
Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases

Arul Jayaraman, PhD

Associate Professor
Holder of the Ray Nesbitt Development Professorship

Amminikutty Jeevan, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Investigate whether ultraviolet radiation alters BCG vaccination-induced host resistance in the well-established guinea pig model of low dose pulmonary tuberculosis

Xiaorong Lin, PhD

Associate Professor

Lan Ly, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Vaccine-induced resistance in the guinea pig model of tuberculosis

Katja Mertens, PhD

Assistant Professor

Margarita Martinez-Moczygemba, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cytokine signaling and eosinophil biology

Karen Newell-Rogers, PhD

Professor

Sunita Varghees, MD

Assistant Professor

 

Yi Xu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Bacteria and host interactions; bacterial pathogenesis; bacterial activation of the actin cytoskeleton; bacterial breaching of the mucosal barrier

Dekai Zhang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Molecular mechanisms of innate immune recognition

Retired Faculty

Laura Hendrix, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Molecular pathogenesis of Bartonella spp