• Welcome to Microbiology and Immunology

  • Welcome to Microbiology and Immunology

  • Welcome to Microbiology and Immunology

Our Researchers

Dr. R. Compans

Dr. Richard Compans

Dr. Richard Compans is studying viral surface glycoproteins and their ability to elicit immune responses. 

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John Altman

Dr. John Altman

T-Cell immune responses to HIV infection, vaccine development, and development of T-Cell memory.

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Dr. Amara

Dr. Rama R. Amara

HIV Vaccines, therapy and pathogenesis.

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Dr. David Stephens

Dr. David S. Stephens

Genetic basis and regulation of bacterial virulence components; Innate immunity; Vaccines.

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Dr. Jeremy M Boss

Dr. Jeremy M. Boss

Genetic and epigenetic regulation of immune system genes.

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Gordon Churchward

Dr. Gordon Churchward

Transmissible antibody resistance and pathogenesis of group A streptococcus; mechanisms of transposition.

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William Shafer

Dr. William Shafer

Genetics of antibiotic resistance; antimicrobial peptides; transcriptional regulation of gene expression; mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis.

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Cheryl Day

Dr. Cheryl L. Day

Cellular immunity and mechanisms of immune regulation in human Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and HIV co-infection.

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Brian Evavold

Dr. Brian Evavold

T-cell recognition of peptide:MHC antigens; autoimmunity ; role of SHP-1 phosphatase. 

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Jacob Joshi

Dr. Joshy Jacob

In situ analysis of B and T cell memory. 

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Chris Scharer

Dr. Chris Scharer

Cellular and Molecular Immunology.

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John Steel

Dr. John Steel

Development of influenza virus vaccines; elucidation of molecular determinants of influenza virus transmission.

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Anice Lowen

Dr. Anice Lowen

Transmission of influenza virus from host to host and reassortment of influenza virus gene segments.

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Jacob Kohlmeier

Dr. Jacob Kohlmeier

The mucosal surfaces of the respiratory, intestinal, and genital tracts are primary portals of entry for a wide range of pathogens.

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Dr. David Steinhauer

Dr. David Steinhauer

Emerging infectious diseases, and molecular biology and genetics.

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Dr. Charles Moran

Dr. Charles Moran

Bacterial development; microbial genetics; gene expression during bacterial differentiation, RNA polymerase-promoter interactions and regulation of gene transcription. 

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Dr. Philip Rather

Dr. Philip Rather

Regulation of gene expression in Acinetobacter baumannii and Proteus mirabilis.

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Dr Shonna McBride

Dr. Shonna McBride

Research in our laboratory centers on the emerging pathogen, Clostridium difficile. C. difficile causes chronic intestinal disease that is both difficult and costly to treat.

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Dr. Sam Speck

Dr. Sam Speck

Pathogenesis of gamma-herpesviruses and development of lymphoma and other cancers.

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Dr. Mocarski

Dr. Edward Mocarski

Replication and pathogenesis of the cytomegaloviruses, including latency, host modulation and host response to infection.

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Dr. Ahmed

Dr. Rafi Ahmed

Immunology and pathogenesis of chronic viral infections; immunological memory and vaccine development.

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Welcome

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory is a dynamic research department of the Emory University School of Medicine. We are responsible for teaching comprehensive microbiology and immunology courses for medical students. Additionally, we participate in the education and training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Our faculty is fully committed to teaching and training the next generation of scholars, scientists, and physicians.  Our faculty belong to four distinct graduate programs and are currently training more than 30 students and 50 postdoctoral fellows. 

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Events

Areas of Research

Cancer Cellular and Molecular Immunology Development of Novel Vaccines
Emerging Infectious Diseases Microbial Pathogenesis Molecular Biology

Viral Pathogenesis

Recent Faculty Publications

Incidence and clinical profile of tuberculosis after allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
Agrawal N, Aggarwal M, Kapoor J, Ahmed R, Shrestha A, Kaushik M, Bhurani D.
Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 24. doi: 10.1111/tid.12794. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29064140

Vaccine-induced immune responses against both Gag and Env improve control of simian immunodeficiency virus replication in rectally challenged rhesus macaques.
Martins MA, Shin YC, Gonzalez-Nieto L, Domingues A, Gutman MJ, Maxwell HS, Castro I, Magnani DM, Ricciardi M, Pedreño-Lopez N, Bailey V, Betancourt D, Altman JD, Pauthner M, Burton DR, von Bredow B, Evans DT, Yuan M, Parks CL, Ejima K, Allison DB, Rakasz E, Barber GN, Capuano S 3rd, Lifson JD, Desrosiers RC, Watkins DI. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Jul 21;13(7):e1006529. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006529. eCollection 2017 Jul. PMID: 28732035

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