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Microbiology and Immunology - Primary Faculty

  • Al Madadha, Mohammad Emad S., MBBS, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
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  • Ambulos, Nicholas P., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-0665
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    Keywords: Core Facility, Shared Service, Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Sequencing, Gene Expression, Genotyping, Core Management, Pharmacogenomics, Assay Development
  • Awad, Ola A., PhD, Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-1394
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    Keywords: Lysosomal storage disorders, GBA1 mutations, Parkinson's disease, Induced-pluripotent stem cells, autophagy, lysosomal biogenesis, transcription factor EB (TFEB).
  • Azad, Abdu F., PharmD, PhD, MPH, Professor
    (410) 706-3335
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    Keywords: Molecular and Cellular biology of rickettsial pathogens, Rickettsia Pathogenesis, Host pathogen Interactions, Arthropod innate immunity to rickettsial pathogens, Vector biology and control.
  • Bianchet, Mario A., PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
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  • Blanco, Jorge C., PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
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  • Bruno, Vincent , PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-0812
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    Keywords: Fungal Pathogenesis, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Transcriptomics, Genomics
  • Caler, Elisabet V., PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
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  • Cannon, Matthew V., PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-0778
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    Keywords: Metabarcoding, Parasitology, Environmental DNA, Bioinformatics, Genomics
  • Cao, Xuefang , PhD, Associate Professor
    410-706-8452
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    Keywords: Cancer immunology and immunotherapy, transplantation immunology, T cell biology, allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT), graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
  • Carbonetti, Nicholas H., PhD, Professor
    410-706-7677 (Office)
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    Keywords: Bordetella, pertussis, respiratory infection, host response, lung inflammation, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor signaling, pendrin, adult and neonatal mouse models, interferons
  • Carey, Gregory B., PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-8191
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    Keywords: Lymphoma, apoptosis, B cell receptor, reactive oxygen species, signal transduction, cancer cell biology, cytokine, resistance, autophagy, RedOx biology
  • Carneiro da Silva, Joana , PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-0817
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    Keywords: Parasites: Plasmodium, Cryptosporidium, Babesia, Theileria; Genomics, Transcriptomics; Reverse vaccinology; Vaccine design, Vaccine efficacy
  • Cerny, Jan , MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor
    (410) 706-7114
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  • Chapoval, Svetlana P., MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-8175
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    Keywords: neuroimmune semaphorins 4A and 4D, Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Collins, Kim D., PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
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  • Conway De Macario, Everly , PhD, Adjunct Professor
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  • Corona, Abigail , BS, Research Fellow
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  • DasSarma, Shiladitya , PhD, Professor
    410-234-8847
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    Keywords: extremophiles, haloarchaea, microbial genomics, purple membrane, gas vesicle nanoparticles, vaccines and therapeutics
  • Davila, Eduardo , PhD, Adjunct Professor
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    Keywords: Tumor Immunology, Cancer Immunology, Glioma, Melanoma, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, MDSCs, CD8 T cells
  • Detolla, Leonardo N., MD, Research Associate
    (410) 706-3909
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    Keywords: Microbiome, GermFree mice, Gut-Brain interactions
  • Dooley, Helen M., PhD, Assistant Professor
    +1-410-234-8837
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    Keywords: Immunology, evolution, antibodies, sharks
  • Dunning Hotopp, Julie C., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-5673
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    Keywords: lateral gene transfer, horizontal gene transfer, genomics, human somatic genome, Wolbachia, Drosophila ananassae, filarial nematodes, Neisseria meningitidis, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Rickettisales, Anaplasmataceae
  • Ezelle, Heather J., PhD, Research Associate
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  • Fan, Xiaoxuan , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-2173
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    Keywords: Flow Cytometry, Cell Sorting
  • Feldman, Ricardo A., PhD, Associate Professor
    410-706-4197 (office)
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    Keywords: Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) for disease modeling, drug discovery and regenerative medicine; lysosomal storage diseases; Gaucher disease; Parkinson's disease; neuronal development; dopaminergic development; neurodegeneration; Wnt pathway; GSK3β; β-catenin; glucocerebrosidase; sphingolipids; mTOR; TFEB; enzyme replacement therapy (ERT); substrate reduction therapy (SRT), mesenchymal stem cells (MSC); osteoblasts; bone disease; macrophages; hematopoietic development.
  • Feng, Chiguang , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-234-8827
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    Keywords: immune responses, host-pathogen interaction, glycobiology, neuraminidase/sialidase, galectins, vaccine development
  • Flajnik, Martin F., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-5161
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  • Fricke, W. Florian , PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-7983
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  • Frieman, Matthew B., PhD, Associate Professor
    410-706-2539
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    Keywords: Coronavirus, MERS, SARS, Influenza, Norovirus, Pathogenesis, anti-viral, therapeutics, diabetes, DPP4, lung
  • Gajer, Pawel , PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-6716
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    Keywords: bioinformatics, bacterial vaginosis, preterm delivery
  • Galkin, Andrey , PhD, Research Associate
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  • Garzino-Demo, Alfredo , PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-4689
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    Keywords: HIV; Defensins; chemokines; Chemokine receptors; T cells; Macrophages; NeuroAIDS; antiretrovirals
  • Gearhart, Patricia J., PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
    (410) 558-8561
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  • Gillespie, Joseph J., PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-3815
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    Keywords: Evolutionary Biology, Rickettsiology, Rickettsia, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics, Metabolomics, Structural Biology, Type IV Secretion Systems, Secretome, Pathogenesis, Genome Sequencing, Arthropods, Ticks, Fleas, Body Lice, Epidemic Typhus, Murine Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Transitional Group rickettsiae
  • Gopalakrishnan, Archana , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Hansen, Anne-Marie , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410 706 3004
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    Keywords: Molecular Microbiology, Genetics, E. coli Pathogens, Enterohemorrhagic E. coli, Regulation of Virulence, Type Three Secretion System, Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation
  • Hassel, Bret A., PhD, Professor
    410-328-2344
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    Keywords: Rnase-L, type-1 interferon, mRNA turnover, innate immunity, tumor suppressor
  • Hazen, Tracy H., PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-2376
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    Keywords: E. coli, genomics, evolution, antibiotic resistance
  • Hsu, Hao-Ting , PhD, Research Associate
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  • Jackson, William T., PhD, Associate Professor
    410-706-5404
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    Keywords: Picornavirus, Poliovirus, Rhinovirus, Coxsackievirus, Enterovirus D-68, PV, HRV, CVB3, EVD-68, Autophagy, Secretion, Trafficking
  • Kalvakolanu, Dhan V., PhD, Professor
    (410) 328-1396 (office)
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    Keywords: Tumor suppressors, cytokines, apoptosis, autophagy, transcriptional regulation, immune response
  • Kaper, James B., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-7114
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    Keywords: Microbiology, Immunology, Bacterial Vaccines, Enteric Pathogenesis, Bacterial Genetics, Intestinal Colonization
  • Keegan, Achsah D., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-8174
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    Keywords: cytokines, signal transduction, IL-4, IL-13, receptors, STAT6, macrophages, allergy, asthma
  • Kumar, Manoj , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Latinovic, Olga S., PhD, Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-2769
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    Keywords: HIV-1 Entry Inhibition In Vivo
  • Lewis, George K., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-4668
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    Keywords: HIV Vaccine Development, Immunology, Structural Biology, Non-human Primates
  • Li, Yuxing , PhD, Associate Professor
    240-314-6332
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    Keywords: HIV-1, neutralizing antibody, B cell, Ebola virus, vaccine, immunotherapeutics, structural biology
  • Livak, Ferenc , MD, Adjunct Associate Professor
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  • Ma, Bing , PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-8365
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    Keywords: Microbiome, Multi-‘Omics’, Metagenomics, Genomics, Metatranscriptomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Virome, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Multi-‘Omics’, Metagenomics, Genomics, Metatranscriptomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Biomarker discovery, Machine Learning, Systems Biology
  • Macario, Alberto J L., MD, Adjunct Professor
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  • Miller, Katelyn J., PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Mongodin, Emmanuel F., PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-6717
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    Keywords: Bacterial Genomics and Comparative Genomics ; Host-Pathogens Interactions ; Metagenomics ; Microbiome ; Staphylococcus aureus ; Lyme Disease ; Borrelia
  • Moudgil, Kamal D., MD, PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-7804 (office)
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    Keywords: Immunology, Autoimmunity, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Immune Regulation, Heat-shock Proteins, Antigen Processing and Presentation, Natural products, Herbal Medicine
  • Myers, Garry S A., PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-5678
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  • Nallar, Shreeram C., PhD, Research Associate
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  • Ndalamba, Serge N., MD, Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow
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  • Nene, Vishvanath M., PhD, Adjunct Professor
    (410) 706-3860
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  • Obrig, Tom G., PhD, Adjunct Professor
    (410) 706-6917
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  • Ohta, Yuko , PhD, Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-4196
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    Keywords: Molecular Biology, Comparative Immunology, Immunogenetics, Bioinformatics, Gene Annotation, Comparative Genomics, Genome evolution, Cell Biology, pharmaceutical science, cancer chemotherapy
  • Pedra, Joao H.F., PhD, Associate Professor
    410-706-7343
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    Keywords: Tick-borne diseases; innate immunity
  • Perkins, Darren J., PhD, Assistant Professor
    4107064716
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    Keywords: Macrophage, lipopolysaccharide, LPS, type I Interferon, Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs), Salmonella
  • Prantner, Daniel J., PhD, Research Associate
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  • Prasad, Joni M., PhD, Assistant Professor
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  • Rahman, Mohammed Sayeedur , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-5441 (Office)
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    Keywords: Microbiology, Bacteriology, Rickettsia, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Transcriptome, Protein Secretion pathways, Secretome, Interactome, Virulence, Pathogenesis, Arthropods, Ticks, Fleas, Body Lice, Epidemic Typhus, Murine Typhus, Spotted Fever and Transitional Group rickettsiae
  • Rasko, David A., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-6774
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  • Ravel, Jacques , PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-5674
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  • Richard, Katharina , PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-4716
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    Keywords: Innate Immunity, Macrophages, TLR4, Metabolism, Catanionic Surfactant Nanoparticles, Vaccines, Francisella tularensis
  • Robb, Frank T., PhD, Professor
    410-234-8870
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    Keywords: Extremophiles; Model organisms; Protein folding; Chaperones, Chaperonopathy
  • Rorke, Ellen A., PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-4251
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    Keywords: AP-1, keratinocyte, epidermis, keratoderma, ichthyosis
  • Saadin, Afsoon , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Sacci, John B., PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-4071
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  • Samaddar, Sourabh , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Scanlon, Karen M., PhD, Research Associate
    (410) 706-0097
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    Keywords: Bordetella pertussis, neonatal infection, pulmonary hypertension, mouse model
  • Schmaljohn, Alan L., PhD, Professor
    (240) 626-3704
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  • Schulze, Dan H., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-5180
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    Keywords: Histocompatibility, sodium calcium exchange, Fc receptors, Natural Killer cells, biosensors
  • Serfecz, Jacquelyn C., PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Serre, David , Dr. rer. nat., Associate Professor
    (410) 706-7983
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    Keywords: Genomics, Plasmodium vivax, malaria, Anopheles
  • Shahi, Preeti , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Shang, Xiaoran , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Shirey, Kari Ann , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-4716
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    Keywords: Innate Immunity, Macrophage, Macrophage differentiation, Alternatively activated macrophage (AAM or M2), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Influenza, Toll-like Receptors (TLRs), Acute Lung Injurey (ALI),secondary bacterial infection
  • Silverman, David J., PhD, Professor Emeritus
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  • Singh, Nevil J., PhD, Assistant Professor
    4107066916
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    Keywords: T cell activation & differentiation, Immunological tolerance, Immunological Memory, Neuroimmunology, Adaptive immunity to infections, Dendritic cell activation, IL-12 family cytokines, Tumor Immunology
  • Singh, Nisha , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Skerry, Ciaran , PhD, Assistant Professor
    4107060097
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    Keywords: Microbiology, Immunology, Bordetella, bordetella pertussis, host-pathogen, host-directed, sphingosine-1-phosphate, peptidoglycan, peptidoglycan recognition protein,
  • Tettelin, Herve , PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-6764
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    Keywords: Bacterial pathogens, comparative genomics, functional genomics, RNA-seq, Tn-seq, bioinformatics.
  • Toshchakov, Vladimir Y., PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-7076
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    Keywords: Cell signaling. Toll-like receptors. TIR domains.
  • Trotta, Rossana , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-2190
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    Keywords: Natural Killer cells, leukemia, cytokines, CD16, BCR/ABL, Signal Transduction, microRNAs.
  • Vasta, Gerardo R., PhD, Professor
    (410) 234-8826
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    Keywords: Glycobiology, Glycoimmunology, Lectin, Galectin, F-Lectin, Glycan Receptor, Molecular Recognition, Protein Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Transcriptomics, Genomics, Recombinant Expression, Innate Immunity, Inflammatory Signaling Pathways, Epithelial Cells, Hemocyte, Macrophage, Leukocyte, Protozoan Parasite, Virus, PRR, PAMP, MAMP, Intracellular Signaling, Galectin Inhibitor
  • Verhoeve, Victoria I., PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Vogel, Stefanie N., PhD, Professor
    410-706-4838 (office)
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    Keywords: macrophages, lipopolysaccharide, Toll-like receptors (TLRs), macrophage differentiation, signaling pathways, interferons, cytokines, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Francisella tularensis, vaccines
  • Voss, Oliver H., PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-3337
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    Keywords: Monocytes, Macrophages, Inflammasome, Apoptosis, Autophagy, Caspases, TLR signaling, Rickettsia infection and other infectious diseases
  • Wang, Xiaowei , PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-3115
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    Keywords: Pathogens, infection and immunity, inflammation, immune signaling, and inflammasomes.
  • Webb, Tonya J., PhD, Associate Professor
    410-706-4109
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    Keywords: cancer immunology, cancer immunotherapy, CD1d-mediated NKT cell activation, ELISA and flow cytometry
  • Weston, Stuart , PhD, Research Fellow
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  • Witz, Isaac P., PhD, Professor
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  • Zhiqiang, Hu , MS, Visiting Research Fellow
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