Including Staphylococci, Anthrax bacilli, Helicobacter pylori, Clostridium botulinum and difficile

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • Richard Peek, M.D.

    Director, Division of Gastroenterology
    Professor of Medicine
    Mina Cobb Wallace Chair in Immunology
    Professor of Cancer Biology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer

  • 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