Dr. Aguiar's lab focuses on clinical training in Hematology/Oncology, and Ph.D. education in the field of leukemia, expertise in leukemia and lymphoma biology, normal/malignant B cell biology and molecular/cellular pathogenesis of B cell lymphomas.
Dr. Ahuja's lab focuses on CCR5 gene regulation; Host genetic determinants of HIV-AIS susceptibility; Influence of treatment timiing & host immune-genetic determinants on response to anti-HIV therapy & vaccines; Allergen callenge chamber studies.
Dr. Arulanandam's research involves elucidating host-microbial interactions and induction of immune responses against infectious diseases. Current project include studies involving pathogenesis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Acinetobacter baumannii.
Dr. Baseman's lab examines virulance determinants of human mycoplasmas and host responses to infection, with special interest in the ADP-ribosylating and vacuolating CARDS toxin of M. pneumoniae and invasive properties of M. genitalium.
Molly Bergman, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor(UTHSCSA SoM, Microbiology & Immunology)
Santanu Bose, Ph.D
Adjunct Associate Professor Veterinary Microbiolgy and Pathology WSU(UTHSCSA SoM, Microbiology & Immunology)
Edward Brooks, M.D.
Pediatrics/Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Microbiology & Immunology
Evelien M. Bunnik, Ph.D.
Microbiology & Immunology
Dr. Cardona's lab focuses on understanding the role of fractalkine and its receptor CX3CR1 in the regulation of CNS pathology during chronic inflammation using experimental models of Moltiple Sclerosis and continues to provide evidence for modulators of microglial activation.
Tyler J. Curiel, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor Medicine/Hematology and Medical OncologyMicrobiology & Immunology
Dr. Curiel's lab focuses on expertise in tumor immunology and immunotherapy; human immunology with an emphasis on understanding the immunopathologic basis of human diseases including cancer, infections and autoimmunity.
Dr. Daniel is the director of the Flow Cytomerty Facility and involved in instrumentation, experimental design and data interpretation technoogy; studies dysfunction of aged immune system in response to cancer and modulation of T cell exhuastion.
Dr. Dube's lab focuses on the immuno-biology of infectious disease. The lab investigates the role of bacterial virulance factors in the modulation of inflammatory responses at mucosal surfaces and the role of these processes in human disease.
Thomas G. Forsthuber,
M.D., Ph.D.Adjunct Professor
(UTHSCSA SoM, Microbiology & Immunology)
Dr. Forsthuber's lab focuses on better understanding the mechanisms of T cell-mediated immunopathology in experimental models og human autoimmune diseases (EAE, EAM), development of new treatments, and identifying better disease biomarkers.
Dr. Hayhurst has a variety of translational interests including antibody engineering, emerging pathogen countermeasures, tumor targeting and nanotechnology and we also pursue mechanisms of antibody bidning and structure guided design.
Dr. Kraig studies the effects of againg on immunity and autoimunity with the goal of improving vaccine efficiency in the elderly. We also investigate the role of the microbiome in development of immune competence both in young and old.
Dr. Lai manages internal/external collaborations in strategic planning and execution of sequening projects and performed high-throughput sample preparatio and large-scale sequencing (genome, transcriptome, exome, methylome, ChIP, small RNA).
Dr. Leadbetter studies invariant NKT and B call cooperation. The lab strives to understand the mechanism and outcome of the cellular interplay and to harness this cooperation for the development of a universal lipid-based vaccine.
Dr. Lopez-Ribot studies the immunopathogenesis of fungal infections with an emphasis on the opportunistic pathogenic fungus Candida albicans, fungal biofilms, and antifungal drug development.
Dr. Patterson's lab develops vaccines & therapeutics against highly lethal viral pathogens and determines how they replicate & spread through basic applied research; Filovirus vaccine development, filovirus host-pathogen defense.
Sophia Pina, Ph.D.
Assoc. Dean for Student Affairs
School of Osteopathic Medicine
University of the Incarnate Word
Paula K. Shireman, M.D.
Vice Dean for ResearchSurgeryMicrobiology & Immunology
Dr. Shireman's lab studies epigenetic regulation of macrophages polarization and stem cell function via microRNAs. Her long term goal is to develop macrophage-mediated therapies to enhance muscle regeneration and angiogenesis, thereby reducing limb amputations.
Dr. Wickes' lab focuses on morphology and differentiation in Cryptococcus neoformans, and how this process affects virulence. We use genetics, molecular biology, microscopy and next generation sequencing to understand thses processes.
Dr. Xiang's lab focuses on immune evasion mechanisms of poxviruses and discoveries of poxvirus interleukin-18 binding protein; alsofocuses research on poxvirus immune evasion mechanism.