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Division of Biology

Microbiology and Immunology

NameResearch Focus
Pankaj BaralNeuroimmunology; infectious disease; innate immunity
Walter DoddsWater quality; Nutrient cycling; Nutrient criteria; Value of water; Nitrogen cycling 
Sherry FlemingInnate immune response 
Revathi Govind
(section chair)
Pathogenic microbiology; Bacterial genetics
Christopher HerrenBacteriology, molecular pathogenesis, animal infection models, genomics, vaccines
Ari JumpponenMycology; Fungal ecology; Fungus-plant interactions 
Sonny LeeMetagenomics, Bioinformatics, Microbial ecology, microbial diversity and cultivation
Kristin Michel Host-pathogen interactions; Bacterial and fungal entomopathogens; Vector biology
Thomas PlattBacterial genetics; Quorum sensing; Microbial interactions; Virulence plasmid conjugation
Kalyani PyaramT cell metabolism, Innate and adaptive immune responses, cellular immunology
Stephanie ShamesHost-pathogen interactions, bacterial pathogenesis, cellular microbiology
Martha Smith CaldasGeneral microbiology 
Govindsammy VediyappanPathogenic Microbiology; Bacterial Genetics; Mycology
Lydia Zeglin Microbial ecology, microbial diversity and nutrient cycling processes in streams/soils