Faculty & Research

Beichu Guo 

Beichu Guo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Innate immunity and inflammation in autoimmune diseases and cancer.

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Jeffrey Hammerbacher, AB

Research Assistant Professor
Immunology, data science, cancer immunology

Aziz Haque 

Azizul Haque, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Antigen presentation, tumor immunobiology, inflammation, CNS disorders, autoimmunity.

Christina Voelkel-Johnson 

Christina (Voelkel-)Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Cell death, sphingolipids, oxidative stress, gene delivery.

Wei Jiang, M.D. 

Wei Jiang, M.D.

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

Laura Kasman 

Laura Kasman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Medical Education Director for Microbiology and Immunology

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Carsten Krieg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Immunotherapy, innate immunity, metabolism, mass cytometry (CyTOF), and systems biology of cancer

Harold May 

Harold May, Ph.D.

Environmental microbiology, microbial physiology, microbial electrochemistry, bioenergy and bioremediation.

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Sophie Paczesny, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chairwoman
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, cancer immune tumor microenvironment, inflammation, alarmins, T lymphocyte biology

Janardan Pandey 

Janardan Pandey, Ph.D.

Allotypes, Fcgamma receptor genes, ADCC, humoral immunity.

Michael Schmidt 

Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.

Controlling acquistion of hospital acquired infections, pandemic preparations and disaster preparedness, bacterial pathogenesis


Stephen Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair for Research & Faculty Development
The complement system in inflammation, alloimmunity, cancer immunity and CNS injury.

Chentha Vasu 

Chenthamarakshan Vasu, Ph.D.

Mucosal immunology, gut microbiota-host interactions, immune tolerance mechanisms, and targeted therapies for autoimmunity and inflammation.

Chrystal Paulos 

Cynthia F. Wright Ph.D.

Viral gene expression and virus host interactions.

Xue-Zhong Yu, M.D., MS 

Xue-Zhong Yu, M.D.

GVHD, GVL, T-cell biology.

Dual / Joint Faculty Members

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

Mindy Engevik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine

Ramin Eskandari, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, and Surgery

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

Brian Hess, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Margaret Markiewicz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology and Immunology

Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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

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

Jessica Thaxton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine

Paula Traktman, Ph.D.
Hirschmann EndowedProfessor
Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Caroline Westwater, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Craniofacial Biology

John Wrangle, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Ozlem Yilmaz, DDS, Ph.D.
Oral Health Sciences

Adjunct Faculty Members

Carl Atkinson, Ph.D. University of Florida

Eric Bartee, Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Zihai Li, M.D., Ph.D. The Ohio State State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Bei Liu, M.D., MPH The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chrystal Paulos, Ph.D. Emory University Winship Cancer Institute

Mark Rubinstein, Ph.D. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.