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Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Houston, Texas

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Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology
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Faculty and Research Interests

This table lists the primary and secondary faculty within the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology.

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Area of Research Interest
Adam, Ervin, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Role of viruses in neoplasia
Atmar, Robert L., M.D. Professor Respiratory viruses; Environmental virology research
Baker, Carol J., M.D. Professor Pediatric infectious diseases; Vaccine policy
Bates, David, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Chromosome dynamics in Escherichia coli
Blutt, Sarah E., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Intestinal B cell responses to enteric pathogens
Bottazzi, Maria E., Ph.D. Professor
Bradshaw, Major W., M.D. Professor Infectious diseases; Parasitology
Butel, Janet S., Ph.D. Chair
Distinguished Service Professor
Polyomavirus SV40 and pathogenesis of human disease
Chiu, Wah, Ph.D. Professor Structural and computational biology of biological machines
Conner, Margaret E., Ph.D. Associate Professor Pathogenesis of enteric virus infections
Donehower, Lawrence A., Ph.D. Professor Tumor suppressor genes in cancer and aging
DuPont, Herbert L., M.D. Professor Prevention of enteric infectious diseases
El Sahly, Hana M., M.D. Assistant Professor Tuberculosis; Vaccines
Estes, Mary K., Ph.D. Distinguished Service Professor Molecular biology of gastrointestinal viruses
Gilbert, Brian E., Ph.D. Associate Professor Aerosolized drugs for pulmonary diseases
Graham, David Y., M.D. Professor Interaction of infectious agents and the gastrointestinal tract
Greenberg, Stephen B., M.D. Professor Respiratory pathogens in high-risk patients
Hamill, Richard J., M.D. Professor Fungal infections; Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome
Heffernan, Michael J. Ph.D. Assistant Professor Tropical Medicine, Drug and Vaccine Delivery
Herman, Christophe, Ph.D. Associate Professor FtsH, membrane-anchored metallo-protease
Highlander, Sarah K., Ph.D. Associate Professor Microbial genomics
Hollinger, F. Blaine, M.D. Professor Viral hepatitis; Blood-borne pathogens
Hotez, Peter M.D.,Ph.D. Professor Tropical Medicine, Drug and Vaccine Delivery
Javier, Ronald T., Ph.D. Associate Professor Adenoviruses and viral oncology
Keitel, Wendy A., M.D. Professor Vaccine development and evaluation
Kimata, Jason T., Ph.D. Associate Professor Retroviral replication and pathogenesis
Ling, Paul D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Molecular biology of Epstein-Barr virus latency
Lloyd, Richard E., Ph.D. Professor Control of translation in virus infection and apoptosis
Maresso, Anthony W., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Pathogenesis of bacterial infections
Marriott, Susan J., Ph.D. Professor Viral transformation and transcription control
Mason, Edward O., Jr., Ph.D. Professor Epidemiology and antibiotic-resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae;
Surveillance of meningococcal infections in children
Mbawuike, Innocent N., Ph.D. Associate Professor Age-related CD8+ cytotoxic T cell deficiency and mucosal immunity
Munoz, Flor M., M.D. Assistant Professor Pediatric infectious diseases
Musher, Daniel M., M.D. Professor Pathogenesis of bacterial infections and host responses
Orson, Frank, M.D. Associate Professor Genetic immunization for human diseases
Palzkill, Timothy G., Ph.D. Professor and
Chair Pharmacology
Protein structure/function and functional genomics
Patel, Shital M., M.D. Assistant Professor Vaccine preventable diseases
Petrosino, Joseph F., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Functional genomics of biodefense and emerging infectious disease pathogens
Piedra, Pedro A., M.D. Professor Reduction of respiratory virus illness burden in infants
Prasad, B.V. Venkataram, Ph.D. Professor Structure–function relationship in enteric viruses
Ramig, R. Frank, Ph.D. Professor Genetics of viral replication and pathogenesis
Rice, Andrew P., Ph.D. Professor Viral gene expression
Rico-Hesse, Rebecca Ph.D., M.P.H. Professor Pathogenesis of mosquito-transmitted viruses
Rooney, Cliona M., Ph.D. Professor Virus-specific T cells for treatment of viral diseases
Rosenberg, Susan M., Ph.D. Professor Genome instability in evolution, cancer and antibiotic resistance
Siwak, Edward B., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Slagle, Betty L., Ph.D. Associate Professor Pathogenesis of viral hepatitis
Stager, Charles E., Ph.D. Associate Professor Clinical microbiology
Trautner, Barbara W., M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor New strategies for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection
Versalovic, James, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Probiotics and intestinal microbial ecology
Yao, Qizhi (Cathy), M.D., Ph.D. Professor HIV vaccines
Yoffe, Boris, M.D. Professor Pathogenesis of virus-induced hepatitis
Young, Edward J., M.D. Professor Brucellosis
Zechiedrich, Lynn, Ph.D. Professor DNA topoisomerases and antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli
Zhang, Xiaoliu (Shaun), M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Herpes simplex virus