• 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

  • Timothy L. Cover, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Bacteria-host interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, and gastric cancer

  • Maria Hadjifrangiskou, Ph.D.

    Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4)
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor in Urologic Surgery

    Biofilm formation by uropathogenic E. coli, Virulence mechanisms of bacteria causing urinary tract infections

  • 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

  • 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

  • Carlos Henrique Serezani, Ph.D.

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

    Understanding host defense in pre-existing inflammatory conditions 

  • Edward R. Sherwood, Ph.D., M.D.

    Corneilius Vanderbilt Chair in Anesthesiology
    Professor of Anesthesiology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Mechanisms of sepsis-induced systemic inflammation and organ injury with emphasis on the roles of natural killer (NK) and T lymphocytes

  • 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 

  • 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

  • Borden Lacy, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology

    Structures and molecular mechanisms of bacterial toxins

  • Christopher R. Aiken, Ph.D.

    MHI Program Director
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Biochemistry and molecular biology of HIV infection; Antiviral mechanisms

  • 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

  • Michael James Noto, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Innate immune responses to bacterial pathogens in the lung

  • Jonathan E. Schmitz, Ph.D., M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Opportunistic pathogens, Microbe-microbe interactions, Personalized microbiology

  • Suman Ranjan Das, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Virus-host microbiome interactions and viral diseases modeling

  • Mark R. Denison, M.D.

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatics

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