• Leslie J. Crofford, M.D.

    Director, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Medicine
    Wilson Family Chair in Medicine

    Innate and acquired immunity in inflammatory arthritis, myositis, scleroderma, fibromyalgia, pain

  • Jonathan M. Irish, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Scientific Director, Cancer & Immunology Core
    Scientific Director, Mass Cytometry Center of Excellence

    Cancer, Precision Medicine, Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Cell Signaling, Chemical Biology, Single Cell Tools

  • Mary Philip, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Assisant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Hematology, Cancer Immunology, T cells, Epigenetics, Autoimmunity, Differentiation

  • Heather Pua, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Lung, miRNA, exRNA (extracellular RNA), Extracellular Vesicles, Allergy, Asthma, Th2

  • Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Ph.D.

    MPI Associate Director
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Immunobiology
    Director, Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology

    T cell metabolism in inflammation and anti-tumor immunity

  • Luc Van Kaer, Ph.D.

    Elizabeth and John Shapiro Chair
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Role of innate-type regulatory lymphocytes in health and chronic inflammatory diseases

  • Lorraine B. Ware, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Director, Medical Scholars Program

    Acute lung injury, ARDS, Pulmonary edema, Acute respiratory failure, Sepsis, Coagulation, Fibrinolysis, Biomarker, Proteomics, Lung transplantation

  • W. Gray Jerome, III, Ph.D.

    MPI Director
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology

    Atherosclerosis, Lipid, Cholesterol, Macrophage

  • Amy S. Major, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine/Div of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Immunological mechanisms of autoimmunity in atherosclerosis

  • Holly M. Algood, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Immune response to Helicobacter pylori

  • Mark R. Boothby, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Medicine

    Understanding signal transduction and transcription regulation mechanisms that control our immunity against microbes - or lead to autoimmunity or cancer when the balance goes awry

  • Sebastian Joyce, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Dorothy B. and Theodore R. Austin Chair in Pathology

    Antigen presentation and recognition by immune cells

  • Andrew J. Link, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    Applications of proteomics in biology and medicine

  • Louise A. Rollins-Smith, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Amphibian immune defenses against an ancient fungal pathogen

  • Wonder Puryear Drake, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    The molecular biology and immunopathogenesis of chronic inflammatory states, particularly sarcoidosis

  • Ivelin S. Georgiev, Ph.D.

    Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4)
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Computational immunology and virology

  • Daniel J. Moore, Ph.D., M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Immune regulation in autoimmunity and transplantation

  • Stokes Peebles, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Elizabeth and John Murray Chair in Medicine
    Training Program Director, Allergy Immunology Fellowship Program
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Allergically-mediated and virally-induced lung inflammation

  • James E. Crowe, Jr., M.D.

    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

  • Thomas M. Aune, Ph.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

    Functional genomic and epigenetic approaches to understand gene regulation

  • Kristen M. Ogden, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Tropism and adaptation of segmented, double-stranded RNA viruses

  • Carlos Henrique Serezani, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Understanding host defense in pre-existing inflammatory conditions 

  • James E. Cassat, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4)
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Interaction between host and pathogen during invasive bacterial infections

  • David Aronoff, M.D.

    Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Medicine

    Mechanisms of bacterial immune evasion in the female reproductive tract

  • John Karijolich, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry

    Oncogenic Viruses, RNA-based mechanisms of antiviral and antitumor immunity, epigenomics, CRISPR screens

  • Eric P. Skaar, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4)
    Director, Division of Molecular Pathogenesis
    Ernest W. Goodpasture Chair in Pathology
    Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

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

  • Seth R. Bordenstein, Ph.D.

    Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4)
    Centennial Professor of Biological Sciences
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Director, Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative

    Evolutionary genomics of animal microbe interactions