Faculty & Research

Carl AtkinsonCarl Atkinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Immunology, innate immunity, complement, transplantation, lung disease, cigarette smoke.

Eric BarteeEric Bartee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dr. Bartee is studying Myxoma virus as a potential virotherapeutic against multiple myeloma and further exploration of novel cellular response to combination cytokine treatment using the Myxoma virus.

Beichu GuoBeichu Guo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Innate immunity and inflammation in autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Aziz HaqueAzizul Haque, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Antigen presentation, tumor immunobiology, inflammation, CNS disorders, autoimmunity.

Christina Voelkel-JohnsonChristina (Voelkel-)Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cell death, sphingolipids, oxidative stress, gene delivery.

Wei JiangWei Jiang, M.D.
Associate Professor
HIV pathogenesis, toll-like receptor and innate immunity, sex differences in human immune responses, and lupus pathogenesis.

Laura KasmanLaura Kasman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Education Director for Microbiology and Immunology


Carsten KriegCarsten Krieg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Immunotherapy, innate immunity, metabolism, mass cytometry (CyTOF), and systems biology of cancer

Zihai LiZihai Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Cancer immunotherapy, innate immunity, tolerance, stem cell biology.

Bei LiuBei Liu, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor
Cancer immunotherapy, stem cell-based cancer vaccine and innate immunity.

Harold MayHarold May, Ph.D.
Environmental microbiology, microbial physiology, microbial electrochemistry, bioenergy and bioremediation.

Janardan PandeyJanardan Pandey, Ph.D.
Allotypes, Fcgamma receptor genes, ADCC, humoral immunity.


Chrystal Paulos

Chrystal Paulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Novel T-cell immunotherapies for patients with advanced cancer.

Michael SchmidtMichael Schmidt, Ph.D.


StephenTomlinsonStephen Tomlinson, Ph.D.
Professorand Vice Chair for Research & Faculty Development
The complement system in inflammation, alloimmunity, cancer immunity and CNS injury.

Paula TraktmanPaula Traktman, Ph.D.
Hirschmann EndowedProfessor
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Vaccinia virus genome replication and virion morphogenesis. The role(s) of the cellular VRK1 protein kinase and BANF1 protein in normal cell function and cancer.

Chentha VasuChenthamarakshan Vasu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mucosal immunology, gut microbiota-host interactions, immune tolerance mechanisms, and targeted therapies for autoimmunity and inflammation.

Chrystal PaulosCynthia F. Wright Ph.D.
Viral gene expression and virus host interactions.

Xuezhong YuXue-Zhong Yu, M.D.
GVHD, GVL, T-cell biology.


Joint Faculty Members

Naren Banik, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Neurosciences

David Cole, M.D., FACS

Gary Gilkeson, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine Research

Joseph John, M.D.
Division of Infectious Diseases
VA Medical Center

Margaret Markiewicz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Eric Meissner, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Satish Nadig, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Mark Rubinstein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Sally Self, M.D.
Pathology and Lab Medicine

Caroline Westwater, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Craniofacial Biology

John Wrangle, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Rita Young, Ph.D.
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Emeritus Professors

Armand Glassman, M.D.
Tom Higerd, Ph.D.
James S. Norris, Ph.D.
Gary Paddock, Ph.D.
Gabriel Virella, M.D., Ph.D.