Faculty

  • Christopher R. Aiken, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Biochemistry and molecular biology of HIV infection; antiviral mechanisms

  • Holly Algood, Ph.D.

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

    Immune response to Helicobacter pylori

  • Jennifer C. Andrews, M.D.

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

    Clinical trials, Pediatric Transfusion Medicine, blood utilization

  • David M. Aronoff, M.D.

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

    Mechanisms of bacterial immune evasion in the female reproductive tract

  • Manuel Ascano, Ph.D.

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

    Post-transcriptional gene regulation in innate immunity and cellular stress

  • Thomas M. Aune, Ph.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Functional genomic and epigenetic approaches to understand gene regulation

  • Justin M. Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Division of Microbial Pathogenesis

    Translational cancer research focused on molecular therapeutics, onco-immunology & bioinformatics

  • Joey V. Barnett, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
    Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology
    Director, Office of Medical Student Research

    Mechanisms by which growth factors mediate and influence organ formation during embryogenesis

  • Julie A. Bastarache, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology

    Translational research in acute lung injury and sepsis focusing on molecular mechanisms

  • Megan Behringer, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

    Microbiology, Genomics, Evolution, Population Genetics

  • Julia K. Bohannon, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

    Immunomodulatory therapies for the prevention of infection and sepsis following a severe burn injury

  • Rachel Henry Bonami, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Division of Microbial Pathogenesis

    B cell, T cell, autoimmunity, type 1 diabetes, arthritis, microbiome

  • Garrett S. Booth, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Transfusion medicine/blood banking, clinical pathology

  • Mark R. Boothby, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Medicine

    Signal transduction, transcription regulation mechanisms

  • Seth R. Bordenstein, Ph.D.

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

    Symbiosis, Microbiome, Virology, Evolution, Genomics, Origin of Species

  • Alan S. Boyd, M.D.

    Professor of Dermatology
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Clinical dermatology, dermatopathology, cutaneous neoplasms

  • Scott D. Bury, Ph.D.

    Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
  • James E. Cassat, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Assistant 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

  • Edward Chaum, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Margy Ann and J. Donald M. Gass Chair in Ophthalmology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, gene therapy for retinal diseases, retinal detachment & repair

  • Sung Hoon Cho, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Immune response, cellular metabolism & tumor progression

  • Alice C. Coogan, M.D.

    Chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Executive Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Cytopathology, anatomic pathology and surgical pathology

  • Timothy L. Cover, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

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

  • Leslie J. Crofford, M.D.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • S. Kent Dickeson, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Investigating the role of Factor XI in coagulation and thrombosis

  • Amanda Doran, Ph.D., M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

    Cellular-molecular biology of cardiometabolic disease.

  • Wonder Puryear Drake, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Molecular biolody and immunopathogenesis of chronic inflammatory states, particularly sarcoidosis

  • Rosana Eisenberg, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Thoracic pulmonary pathology cytopathology

  • Kim Adams Ely, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Head and neck pathology, cytopathology

  • Melissa A. Farrow, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Structure and function of large clostridial cytotoxins

  • Agnes B. Fogo, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    John L. Shapiro Chair in Pathology
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Professor of Medicine

    Progression of kidney disease crosstalk PAI-1 regression of sclerosis podocytes regeneration stem cells

  • Jennifer Angeline Gaddy, Ph.D.

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

    Helicobacter pylori,  microbiology, cellular, molecular, and structural biology, protein, Acinetobacter baumannii

  • David Gailani, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Ernest W. Goodpasture Chair in Experimental Pathology for Translational Research
    Professor of Medicine

    Biochemistry, enzyme action, gene regulation, knockout, mouse, polymorphism, protein structure

  • Ivelin S. Georgiev, Ph.D.

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

    Computational immunology and virology

  • Giovanna A. Giannico, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Chief of Genitourinary Pathology, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and recurrence; prostate cancer biomarker discovery

  • Katherine Gibson-Corley, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Director of Comparative Pathology and Research Histology, Translational Pathology Shared Resource
    Associate Director of Comparative Pathology, Division of Animal Care
  • Jeremy Allen Goettel, Ph.D.

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

    Mechanisms regulating intestinal immunity

  • Jennifer B. Gordetsky, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Surgical Pathology Medical Director

    Clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic prognostic markers, the clarification of diagnostic challenges in genitourinary malignancies

  • Bruce W. Greig, B.S.

    Associate in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Creation of tutorials and other teaching materials for users of clinical flow cytometers

  • David W. Haas, M.D.

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

    AIDS, HIV, pharmacogenomics, tuberculosis

  • Maria Hadjifrangiskou, Ph.D.

    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

  • David R. Head, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia

  • J. Harold Helderman, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Growth factor and cytokine receptors on T lymphocytes

  • Billy G. Hudson, Ph.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Elliott V. Newman Professor of Medicine

    The structure and function of type IV collagen, the major constituent of basement membranes (BMs)

  • Romney Humphries, Ph.D., D(ABMM), M(ASCP)

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
    Medical Director of the Microbiology Laboratory

    Antimicrobial resistance, Bacterial pathogenesis, Diagnostic testing, Clinical microbiology

  • Jonathan M. Irish, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Cancer, precision medicine, computational biology, machine learning, cell signaling, chemical biology, single cell tools

  • Florencia Jalikis, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

    Autopsy, Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreatic pathology

  • W. Gray Jerome, III, Ph.D.

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

    Atherosclerosis, lipid, cholesterol, macrophage

  • Joyce E. Johnson, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

    Histopathology and immunopathology of pediatric viral pneumonias, etiology and pathogenesis of idiopathic interstitial lung diseases, cytologic diagnosis of disease

  • Sebastian Joyce, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Dorothy B. and Theodore R. Austin Chair in Pathology
    Associate Director of Faculty Affairs

    Antigen presentation and recognition by immune cells

  • Ridas Juskevicius, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Hematopathology, lymphoma, and leukemia

  • Spyros A. Kalams, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Cellular immune responses directed against viral and bacterial pathogens; therapeutic immunization, HIV vaccines

  • Meghan E. Kapp, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Renal pathology and autopsy pathology

  • 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

  • Tae Kon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

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

    Hematology and oncology

  • Young Jun Kim, Ph.D., M.D.

    Professor of Otolaryngology
    Barry and Amy Baker Chair in Laryngeal, Head and Neck Research
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Head & neck surgery, squamous cell carcinoma, otolaryngology

  • Heather K. Kroh, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant Professor in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    neutralization of the Clostridium difficile toxins by antibodies and small molecule inhibitors

  • Dana Borden Lacy, Ph.D.

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

    Structures and molecular mechanisms of bacterial toxins

  • Deborah A. Lannigan, Ph.D.

    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

  • James Sheridan Lewis, Jr., M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Head and Neck Pathology; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Human Papillomavirus; Sinonasal Tumors

  • Jiancong Liang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Pediatric Pathology Medical Director

    Diagnostic pediatric pathology and neuropathology 

  • Amy S. Major, Ph.D.

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

    Immunological mechanisms of autoimmunity in atherosclerosis

  • Simon A. Mallal, M.B.B.S.

    Professor of Medicine
    Major E.B. Stahlman Chair in Infectious Diseases and Inflammation
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Immunometabolism & Metabolic Diseases, Tumor Biology & Tumor Immunology

  • Nick Markham, M.D., Ph.D.

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

    C. difficile bacterial toxin pathogenesis and the mechanisms of microbially influenced colorectal cancer tumorigenesis

  • Janet Markle, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

    Human immunology, genetics, T cells, innate immunity, flow and mass cytometry, host-microbe interactions, microbiome, bioinformatics

  • Ruben Martinez Barricarte, Ph.D., MSc

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

    Human immunology, human genetics, infectious diseases, molecular biology, primary immunodeficiencies (PID), immunogenetics

  • Kelley J. Mast, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Pediatric Pathology and Hematopathology

  • Edward C. McDonald, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Anatomic surgical and diagnostic cytopathology

  • Mitra Mehrad, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Head and neck pathology, squamous cell carcinoma, human papillomavirus, thoracic pathology, non-neoplastic lung disease; lung cancer

  • Houra Merrikh, Ph.D.

    Professor of Biochemistry
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

    DNA replication, mutagenesis, and evolution

  • William M. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Innate immunity initiated by activation of Toll-Like Receptor 3, next generation sequencing applications, pathogenesis of intracellular microbes

  • Bret C. Mobley, M.D.

    Director, Division of Neuropathology
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Glioblastoma, glioma, IDH mutation

  • Daniel J. Moore, Ph.D., M.D.

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

    Immune regulation in autoimmunity and transplantation

  • Harold L. Moses, M.D.

    Research Professor of Pharmacology
    Professor of Cancer Biology, Emeritus
    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Regulation of cell proliferation by growth factors, oncogenes, growth inhibitors and tumor suppressor genes

  • Claudio A. Mosse, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Tumor dysregulation of apoptosis pathways leading to T cell induced apoptosis resistance

  • Dawn C. Newcomb, Ph.D.

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

    Estrogen, testosterone, sex hormones, T cells, innate lymphoid cells, asthma, allergy

  • James H. Nichols, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Clinical chemistry, point-of-care testing, laboratory automation, information management, clinical toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring

  • 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

  • Kristen M. Ogden, Ph.D.

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

    Double-stranded RNA virus tropism and diversity mechanisms

  • Kevin G. Osteen, Ph.D.

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meharry Medical College
    Pierre Soupart Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Reproductive medicine, human endometium, endometrial dysfunction, endometriosis, progesterone action

  • Paisit Paueksakon, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Renal amyloidosis, light chain deposition disease, diabetic nephropathy, CNS vasculitis, and restless legs syndrome

  • Stokes Peebles, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Elizabeth and John Murray Chair in Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Allergically-mediated and virally-induced lung inflammation

  • Richard M. Peek, Jr., M.D.

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

    Pathogenesis, helicobacter pylori, gastric cancer, carcinogenesis, infectious disease, bacterial pathogenesis, inflammation, malignancy

  • Mary Philip, M.D., Ph.D.

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

    Cancer, tumor immunology, T cells, epigenetics, autoimmunity, differentiation, single-cell analysis, flow cytometry

  • John A. Phillips, III, M.D.

    Director, Division of Medical Genetics
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Meharry Medical College
    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    David T. Karzon Chair in Pediatrics

    Molecular investigations of familial disorders

  • Elizabeth J. Phillips, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    John A. Oates Chair in Clinical Research
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Pharmacology

    HIV, drug safety, pharmacology, personalized medicine, drug hypersensitivity, HLA, immunopathogenesis, severe H1N109 disease

  • Binu Porath, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

    Cytogenetics and clinical genomics

  • Heather H. Pua, Ph.D., M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Lung, miRNA, exRNA (extracellular RNA), extracellular vesicles, allergy, asthma, Th2

  • Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Ph.D.

    Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor in Immunobiology
    Director, Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology

    T cell metabolism in inflammation and anti-tumor immunity

  • Louise A. Rollins-Smith, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Pediatrics

    Amphibian immune defenses against an ancient fungal pathogen

  • Melinda E. Sanders, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Breast cancer and proliferative breast disease

  • Jonathan E. Schmitz, Ph.D., M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Opportunistic pathogens, Microbe-microbe interactions, Personalized microbiology, Urinary tract infections

  • Jonathan G. Schoenecker, Ph.D., M.D.

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Jeffrey W. Mast Chair in Orthopaedics Trauma and Hip Surgery
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

    The role of coagulation in normal and pathologic orthopaedic related wounds

  • Herbert S. Schwartz, M.D.

    Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Rehabilitation Dan Spengler, M.D., Chair in Orthopaedics
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Proteomics of sarcomas, bone metastasis and tissue engineering

  • Adam C. Seegmiller, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology and Clinical Affairs
    Executive Medical Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Clinical Service Center

    Lipids, metabolism, cystic fibrosis, hematopathology, flow cytometry hematologic malignancy, leukemia, lymphoma

  • C. Henrique Serezani, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Understanding host defense in pre-existing inflammatory conditions

  • Aaron C. Shaver, Ph.D., M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Director of the Division of Hematopathology

    Flow cytometry, including multivariate modeling

  • 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
    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

  • Scott Alan Smith, Ph.D., M.D.

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

    Dengue virus, vaccines, immunology, viral pathogenesis

  • Gregory A. Sowd, Ph.D.

    Research Instructor
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

    Genomics, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry of HIV-1 infection

  • Benjamin W. Spiller, Ph.D.

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

    Structural Biology of virulence factors, host-pathogen relationship, and cytoskeletal regulation

  • Subramaniam Sriram, M.B.B.S.

    Professor of Neurology
    William C. Weaver III Chair in Neurology
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Mechanism of CNS demyelination

  • Mildred T. Stahlman, M.D.

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Neonatal pulmonary pathology

  • Charles W. Stratton, M.D.

    Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease

    Pathogenesis of chlamydia pneumoniae

  • Thomas P. Stricker, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Director, CALDx - Center for Advanced Lab Diagnostics

    Cancer, breast cancer, genomics, ChIP-seq, RNAseq, mutations, chromatin, transcription, epigenetics

  • James W. Thomas II, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Mechanisms that regulate immune tolerance and why they fail in autoimmune disorders such at type 1 diabetes

  • Benjamin F. Tillman, M.D.

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

    Hematology and oncology

  • 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

  • Ingrid M. Verhamme, Ph.D.

    Research Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Regulation of blood coagulation proteolytic enzymes

  • Jeanne M. Wallace, D.V.M.

    Vice President for Animal Care
    Director, Division of Animal Care
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

    Diseases of nonhuman primates, Animal models of obesity and metabolic syndrome

  • Lorraine B Ware, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Translational research in acute lung injury and lung transplantation

  • Mary Kay Washington, Ph.D., M.D.

    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Histopathology of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases and mouse models of GI cancer

  • Alissa M. Weaver, Ph.D., M.D.

    Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Cancer invasion, membrane trafficking, cytoskeleton, systems biology, secreted exosomes, extracellular RNA

  • Vivian Lee Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Molecular and immunologic mechanisms of thyroid cancer invasion and metastasis

  • Allison Paroskie Wheeler, M.D.

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

    Hemophilia and hemostatic disorders in pediatric patients

  • Ferrin C. Wheeler, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Clinical cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics in cancer

  • Joe Wiencek, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
    Co-Director of the Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

    Clinical Chemistry, Diagnostic Stewardship, Endocrinology, Medical Education, and Point of Care Testing

  • Keith T. Wilson, M.D.

    Thomas F. Frist Sr. Chair in Medicine
    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Medicine Professor of Cancer Biology
    Director, Center for Mucosal Inflammation and Cancer

    Host immune response to the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori 

  • Lan Wu, M.D.

    Research Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Interactions between the immune and metabolic systems, whole body metabolism

  • Haichun Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Research Assistant Professor in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Research Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
  • Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M.

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

    Animal models of human disease

  • Wenhan Zhu, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

    Resilience mechanism of gut commensals, metabolic targeting of gut microbes to promote commensal resilience, and the roles of bacterial toxin in promoting colorectal cancer development

  • Sandra S. Zinkel, Ph.D., M.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Mechanisms by which normal and malignant cells regulate programed cell death or apoptosis following DNA damage

  • Mary M. Zutter, M.D.

    Vice President for Integrative Diagnostics
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Louise B. McGavock Chair

    Molecular basis of cell adhesion to collagen with a focus on the alpha2 beta1 integrin