Dr. Richard Compans
Dr. Richard Compans is studying viral surface glycoproteins and their ability to elicit immune responses.
Dr. John Altman
T-Cell immune responses to HIV infection, vaccine development, and development of T-Cell memory.
Dr. Rama R. Amara
HIV Vaccines, therapy and pathogenesis.
Dr. David S. Stephens
Genetic basis and regulation of bacterial virulence components; Innate immunity; Vaccines.
Dr. Jeremy M. Boss
Genetic and epigenetic regulation of immune system genes.
Dr. Gordon Churchward
Transmissible antibody resistance and pathogenesis of group A streptococcus; mechanisms of transposition.
Dr. William Shafer
Genetics of antibiotic resistance; antimicrobial peptides; transcriptional regulation of gene expression; mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis.
Dr. Cheryl L. Day
Cellular immunity and mechanisms of immune regulation in human Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and HIV co-infection.
Dr. Joshy Jacob
In situ analysis of B and T cell memory.
Dr. Chris Scharer
Cellular and Molecular Immunology.
Dr. Rafi Ahmed
Immunology and pathogenesis of chronic viral infections; immunological memory and vaccine development.
Dr. Anice Lowen
Transmission of influenza virus from host to host and reassortment of influenza virus gene segments.
Dr. Jacob Kohlmeier
The mucosal surfaces of the respiratory, intestinal, and genital tracts are primary portals of entry for a wide range of pathogens.
Dr. David Steinhauer
Emerging infectious diseases, and molecular biology and genetics.
Dr. Charles Moran
Bacterial development; microbial genetics; gene expression during bacterial differentiation, RNA polymerase-promoter interactions and regulation of gene transcription.
Dr. Philip Rather
Regulation of gene expression in Acinetobacter baumannii and Proteus mirabilis.
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.
Dr. Sam Speck
Pathogenesis of gamma-herpesviruses and development of lymphoma and other cancers.
Dr. Edward Mocarski
Replication and pathogenesis of the cytomegaloviruses, including latency, host modulation and host response to infection.
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.
In the News
November 2019: Congratulations to Dr. Joshy Jacob for receiving the Emory School of Medicine Dean’s Imagine, Innovate, and Impact (I3) Nexus grant titled, “Broad-spectrum antivirals to combat influenza, Dengue and Zika viruses”.
September 2019: Congratulations to Dr. John Altman for receiving the Hidden Gems award by the Emory School of Medicine "for his work in education and training the next generation of scientists".
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