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Microbiology and Immunology - Primary Faculty

  • 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
  • Ardanuy, Jeremy G., PhD, Research Associate
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  • Athuheirwe, Maxine , MSc, Research Fellow
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  • Awad, Ola A., PhD, Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-1394
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    Keywords: Neurodegeneration, GBA1 mutations, Parkinson's disease, Induced-pluripotent stem cells, autophagy, lysosomal biogenesis, transcription factor EB (TFEB), mTOR kinase.
  • 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
  • Cairo, Cristiana , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-1366
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    Keywords: Human immunology, γδ lymphocytes, Neonatal immunity, Malaria, HIV, Infectious diseases, Fetal-maternal interface.
  • Caler, Elisabet V., PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • 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, IL-12
  • 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, Professor
    (410) 706-0817
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    Keywords: Parasites: Plasmodium, Cryptosporidium, Babesia, Theileria; -omics: comparative genomics, transcriptomics, single cell transcriptomics Vaccinology: genomics of vaccine design and 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
  • Chatterjee, Budhaditya , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Collins, Kim D., PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
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  • Conway De Macario, Everly , PhD, Adjunct Professor
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  • Coughlan, Lynda , PhD, Assistant Professor
    +1-(410) 706-2536
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    Keywords: Adenoviral vectors, vaccines, influenza virus, RSV, coronavirus, universal vaccines, immunology
  • DasSarma, Shiladitya , PhD, Professor
    410-234-8847
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    Keywords: extremophiles, haloarchaea, microbial genomics, purple membrane, gas vesicle nanoparticles, vaccines and therapeutics, climate change
  • Davila, Eduardo , PhD, Adjunct Professor
  • Del Veliz, Samanta , BS, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Dooley, Helen M., PhD, Associate Professor
    +1-410-234-8837
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    Keywords: Immunology, evolution, antibodies, sharks
  • Dumetz, Franck A., PhD, Research Associate
    4107060778
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    Keywords: Parasites, RNA biology (structure and base modifications), sequencing
  • 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
  • Dwivedi, Ankit , PhD, MS, Research Associate
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  • Edwards, Vonetta , PhD, Research Associate
    (410)706-6717
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    Keywords: Host-pathogen interactions, Vaginal microbiome, Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Cervical-vaginal models, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Female reproductive tract, Reproductive hormones
  • 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, 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.
  • Ferraz, Camila , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Flajnik, Martin F., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-5161
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  • France, Michael Timothy , PhD, Research Associate
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  • Fricke, W. Florian , PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Germany: +49 (711) 459 24841
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  • Frieman, Matthew B., PhD, Professor
    410-706-2539
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    Keywords: Coronavirus, MERS, SARS, Influenza, Pathogenesis, anti-viral, therapeutics, diabetes, DPP4, lung, COVID19
  • 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, Adjunct Associate Professor
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  • Gillespie, Joseph J., PhD, Assistant Professor
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    Keywords: Evolutionary Biology, Rickettsiology, Rickettsia, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics, Metabolomics, Structural Biology, Lateral Gene Transfer, Type IV Secretion Systems, Secretome, Pathogenesis, Genome Sequencing, Arthropods, Ticks, Fleas, Body Lice, Epidemic Typhus, Murine Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Transitional Group rickettsiae, Wolbachia
  • 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, Assistant Professor
    410-706-1954
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    Keywords: E. coli, Klebsiella, Acinetobacter, genomics, evolution, antibiotic resistance, microbial surveillance
  • Heltzel, Justin M. H. , PhD, Research Associate
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  • Holm, Johanna B., PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-8365
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  • Iqbal, Muddassar , MS, Research Fellow
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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
  • Jassey, Alagie , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • 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, Amit , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Kumar, Manoj , PhD, Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-4198
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    Keywords: Neurodegeneration, Parkinson’s disease, dopamine neurons, microglia, pluripotent stem cells, mitochondria, lysosome, alpha synuclein, gene editing
  • Latinovic, Olga S., PhD, MSc, MBA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-2769
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    Keywords: HIV-1 Entry Inhibition In Vivo
  • Laukaitis, Hanna , MS, Post Doc Fellow
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  • 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, 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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  • Luetkens, Tim C., MD, Associate Professor
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    Keywords: Cellular immunotherapies, protein engineering
  • Ma, Bing , PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-8365
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    Keywords: Multi-‘Omics’, Big data, Genomics, Microbiome, Metagenomics, Metabolomics, Transcriptomics, Metatranscriptomics, single-cell RNA-seq, Microbe-Host Interaction, live biotherapeutics, Biomarker discovery, Data mining, GI Health, Systems Biology
  • Macario, Alberto J L., MD, Adjunct Professor
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  • Mitchell, Ashley , PhD, Research Fellow
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  • Moin, Imran , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • 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
  • Nanjaiah, Hemalatha , MSc, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Nene, Vishvanath M., PhD, Adjunct Professor
    (410) 706-3860
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  • Obrig, Tom G., PhD, Adjunct Professor
  • 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, Professor
    410-706-7343
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    Keywords: Tick-borne diseases; innate immunity
  • Perkins, Darren J., PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-2374
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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
    410-706-6353
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    Keywords: lrp1, protein biochemistry, lipoprotein receptor, hemostasis, S. aureus, infection, fibrinogen
  • 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
  • Rolandelli, Agustin , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Rorke, Ellen A., PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
    (410) 706-4251
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    Keywords: AP-1, keratinocyte, epidermis, keratoderma, ichthyosis
  • Sacci, John B., PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
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  • Sadik, Mohammad , MSc, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Samaddar, Sourabh , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • Scanlon, Karen M., PhD, Assistant Professor
    (410) 706-7940
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    Keywords: Immune ontogeny, respiratory infection, pediatric infection, pulmonary hypertension, Bordetella pertussis, pulmonary immunology
  • Schmaljohn, Alan L., PhD, Adjunct Professor
    (240) 626-3704
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  • Schulze, Dan H., PhD, Adjunct Professor
    (410) 706-5180
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    Keywords: Histocompatibility, sodium calcium exchange, Fc receptors, Natural Killer cells, biosensors
  • Serre, David , Dr. rer. nat., Professor
    (410) 706-7983
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    Keywords: Genomics, Plasmodium vivax, malaria, Anopheles
  • Shang, Xiaoran , PhD, Research Associate
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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, Associate 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, Cancer Immunology
  • 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,
  • Sundberg, Eric J., PhD, Adjunct Professor
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  • Tallon, Luke J., , Research Associate
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  • Taylor, Louis , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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    Keywords: virology, coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, RNAseq, transcriptomics, genomics, metagenomics, high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics
  • 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, Adjunct Associate Professor
    (410) 706-7076
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    Keywords: Cell signaling. Toll-like receptors. TIR domains.
  • Trotta, Rossana , PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
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  • Ullah, Saif , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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  • 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
  • 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, dextran sodium sulfate
  • Voss, Oliver H., PhD, Assistant Professor
    410-706-3337
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    Keywords: Monocytes, Macrophages, Inflammasome, Apoptosis, Autophagy, Caspases, TLR signaling, Rickettsia infection and other infectious diseases
  • Webb, Tonya J., PhD, Associate Professor
    410-706-4109
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    Keywords: cancer immunology, cancer immunotherapy, CD1d-mediated NKT cell activation ELISA, flow cytometry, Western blotting, qPCR, lipidomics, proteomics spheroids, artificial antigen presenting cells
  • Weston, Stuart M., PhD, Research Associate
    410-706-2539
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    Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV, influenza, antiviral drugs, host factors.
  • Ye, Ting Juan , PhD, Post Doc Fellow
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