School of Medicine

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology


2012 1:30:14 PM

Amedee, Angela Martin, PhD
Pathogenesis and mother-to-infant transmission of human and simian immunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV); Effects of alcohol consumption and drug abuse on HIV transmission and pathogenesis.

Cameron, Jennifer, PhD
DNA tumor virus pathogenesis; Virus-host interactions; Viral co-infections and impact on human health; Development of diagnostic and prograstic cancer screening tests.

Foster, Timothy P., PhD
Virus-host interactions: Mechanisms of herpes virus subversion of host intrinsic anti-pathogen responses.

Hobden, Jeffery A., PhD
Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa ocular infections; antibiotic susceptibility testing; biofilms and orthotics

Johnston, Douglas, PhD
Identification of host response mechanisms to vascular damage induced by bloodborne fungal pathogens. 

Kelly, Ben, PhD
Molecular mechanisms required for parasite viability and virulence in leishmaniasis; Drug discovery for targets of Trypasosoma cruzi.

Kozlowski, Pamela, PhD
HIV vaccine development, HIV pathogenesis, and mucosalimmunity to HIV.

Luo, Meng, PhD
Human and animal microbiomes using next generation sequencing platform 454 GS FLX+.

Quayle, Alison J., PhD
Immunity to Chlamydia trachomatis in the human female genital tract; Chlamydia trachomatis persistence in the human female genital tract

Ramsay, Alistair J., PhD
Host: pathogen interactions in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections; Vaccine development strategies against M. tuberculosis and other pulmonary intracellular pathogens.

Shen, Li, MD, PhD
Molecular biology and pathogenesis of Chlamydia; global gene regulatory mechanisms.

Sturtevant, Joy, PhD 
Adaptation of pathogens in the host: rewiring of host innate immunity (Shigella) and rapid response of the pathogen to new environments (Candida albicans ).

Taylor, Christopher, PhD
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology specifically related to applications of high throughput sequencing; The microbiome.

Wang, Guoshun, DVM, PhD
Phagocytic Innate Immunity, Cystic Fibrosis, Gene Therapy and Stem Cells.

Wang, Ping PhD
Cryptococcus neoformans; Signal transduction; and neurotropism.

Xin, Hong, MD, PhD
Immunology, biochemistry, and physiology of Candida albicans; Pathogenesis of hematogenously disseminated candidiasis; Novel vaccines against candida infections. 

Zea, Arnold H., PhD
T cell dysfunction in patients with tuberculosis and cancer, mechanisms regulating.

Joint Faculty

Del Valle, Luis, MD
Neurovirology, the relationship between brain tumors and the human polyoma virus JCV.

Fidel, Jr., Paul, PhD (Dental School)
Immunology, cellular and mucosal; Immunoregulation of recurrent vaginal or oral candidiasis.

Figueroa II, Julio, PhD
Azaftig, a novel protein derived from cancer and AIDS patients that induces weight loss and lipolysis.

Hagensee, Michael, MD, PhD
Immunology and structure of human papillomaviruses. 

Martin, David H., MD
Sexually transmitted infections.

Nelson, Steve, MD
Dean, LSUHSC School of Medicine

Peruzzi, Francesca, PhD
Molecular mechanisms of neurobiological dysfunction caused by HIV-1, the role of microRNAs in tumor growth

Prakash, Om, PhD
Anti-cancer drugs.

Reiss, Krzysztof, PhD
DNA repair and mutagenesis in medulloblastoma, molecular pathways in neurological cancer

Rivera, Jessica, MD, PhD
Bacterial pathogenesis; biofilms and orthotics

Shellito, Judd E., MD
Host defense mechanisms against pulmonary infection; AIDS and alcohol consumption; Occupational/environmental medicine; Silicosis; Asbestosis; Malignant mesothelioma; Inhalation lung injury; Occupational asthma

Taylor, Stephanie N., MD
Sexually transmitted infections; pathogenesis, molecular biology, and animal models of Haemophilus ducreyi infection; identification and detection of H. ducreyi and other pathogens using recombinant antibody techniques and mass spectrometry.

Welsh, David A., MD
HIV-associated lung disorders; Resident Microbial Communities and Human Health & Aging; Inflamm-aging and Immunosenescence; Assessment of Biological Age; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); Environmental Stressors and Maladaptive Behaviors (Alcohol Use Disorders)

Wen, Zezhang Tom, PhD (Dental School)
Molecular characterization of oral biofilms and regulation of Streptococcus mutans pathogenicity.


Yawen Hu, PhD
Lab: Guoshun Wang, DVM, PhD



Emeritus Faculty