Christopher Aiken, PhD

Christopher Aiken, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

 

Biochemistry and molecular biology of HIV infection; Antiviral mechanisms

Manuel Ascano, PhD

Manuel Ascano, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

 

Post-transcriptional gene regulation in innate immunity and cellular stress

Brian Bachmann, PhD

Brian Bachmann, PhD

Co-Director of the Program in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Biochemistry

 

Biosynthesis of bioactive secondary metabolites

Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD

Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

 

Linking gut microbiota, host metabolism, and disease

Richard Caprioli, PhD

Richard Caprioli, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry

Director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

 

Mass spectrometry investigation of biological processes

James Cassat, MD, PhD

James Cassat, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation

 

Interaction between host and pathogen during invasive bacterial infections

Walter Chazin, PhD

Walter Chazin, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry

Professor of Chemistry

Chancellor's Chair in Medicine

 

The structure and function of macromolecular complexes that are important for human health

James Crowe, Jr., MD

James Crowe, Jr., MD

Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

Professor of Pediatrics

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Ann Scott Carell Chair

 

Human B cell and antibody responses to infections

Suman Das, PhD

Suman Das, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

 

Viral genomics of Influenza, RSV, Rotavirus, Norovirus, EEEV, VEEV, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Zika, Ebola, and Enterovirus, synthetic genomics, virus-host microbiome interactions, modeling of evolution of RNA viruses using in vitro, in vivo and computational tools.

Mark R. Denison, MD

Mark Denison, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics

 

Replication, cell biology, and pathogenesis of coronaviruses; emerging viruses in biodefense

Ivelin Georgiev, PhD

Ivelin Georgiev, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation

 

Computational immunology and virology

Maria Hadjifrangiskou, PhD

Maria Hadjifrangiskou, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Associate Professor in Urology

Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation

 

Bacterial Signal Transduction and Multicellular Behavior in Uropathogens

Sebastian Joyce, PhD

Sebastian Joyce, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Dorothy B. and Theodore R. Austin Chair in Pathology

 

Antigen presentation and recognition by immune cells

John Karijolich, PhD

John Karijolich, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

 

Host-virus interactions in gamma herpesvirus infection

Borden Lacy, PhD

Borden Lacy, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology

Professor of Biochemistry

 

Structures and molecular mechanisms of bacterial toxins

Deborah Lannigan, PhD

Deborah Lannigan, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Associate Professor of Cancer Biology

Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology

 

Signaling pathways involved in mammary gland homeostasis and breast cancer

Craig W. Lindsley, Ph.D.

Craig Lindsley, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Biochemistry

William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine

 

Medicinal chemistry efforts to validate novel targets/mechanisms

Houra Merrikh, PhD

Houra Merrikh, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

 

DNA replication, mutagenesis, and evolution

Kristen Ogden, PhD

Kristen Ogden, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

 

The structure and function of macromolecular complexes that are important for human health

Neil Osheroff, PhD

Neil Osheroff, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry

John Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry

Professor of Medicine

 

Function and biology of DNA topoisomerases

Richard Peek, PhD

Richard Peek, PhD

Director, Division of Gastroenterology

Professor of Medicine

Professor of Cancer Biology

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

 

Allergically-mediated and virally-induced lung inflammation

Lars Plate, PhD

Lars Plate, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biological Sciences

 

Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Proteomics, Microbiology, Enzymology, Drug discovery, VICB

Henrique Serezani, PhD

Henrique Serezani, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

 

Understanding host defense in pre-existing inflammatory conditions

Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH

Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH

Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation

Director, Division of Molecular Pathogenesis

Ernest W. Goodpasture Chair in Pathology

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

 

Factors and processes involved in the battle for metal between bacterial pathogens and their hosts

Gary Sulikowski, PhD

Gary Sulikowski, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Stevenson Chair of Chemistry

Professor of Pharmacology

 

Stereocontrolled synthesis, total synthesis, chemical probes, heterocycle synthesis

Steven Townsend, PhD

Steven Townsend, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

Chemical synthesis of biologically important molecules

David Wright, PhD

David Wright, PhD

Dean of Sciences

Stevenson Chair of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry

 

Tropical infectious diseases and diagnostics

Laurence Zwiebel, PhD

Laurence Zwiebel, PhD

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences

Professor of Biological Sciences

Professor of Pharmacology

 

The comprehensive study of olfaction and olfactory-based behaviors in malaria and other disease vector mosquitoes