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Clifford W. Houston, PhD
Professor
Herman Barnett Distinguished Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Vice President for Educational Outreach and Diversity
Aeromonas hydrophila; cytotoxic enterotoxin.

Haitao Hu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Antiviral immunity and host-virus interactions in HIV infection and vaccination

Ruksana Huda, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular immunology, therapy for autoimmune disease


Thomas Ksiazek, DVM, MD
Professor SCVD and Microbiology and Immunology; Epidemiology/ecology and laboratory diagnosis of hemorrhagic fevers and arthropod-borne viral diseases


William S. Lawrence, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Aerobiology Division Manager

James LeDuc, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Tropical and Emerging Virology
Director, Galveston National Laboratory
Global health, biodefense and biosecurity, and epidemiology of infectious diseases

Stanley M. Lemon, MD
Adjunct Professor, Microbiology & Immunology and Internal Medicine
Molecular mechanisms involved with replication of positive-strand RNA viruses and the pathogenesis of human hepatitis viruses, particularly hepatitis C virus; antiviral drug development; mechanisms of immune evasion of hepatitis C virus


Shinji Makino, DVM, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular virology and pathogenesis of SARS coronavirus and Rift Valley fever virus.

Jere McBride, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology
Obligate intracellular bacteria; pathobiology; immunity; molecular pathogenesis; vaccine development and diagnostics

Peter C. Melby, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Microbiology & Immunology
Leishmaniasis; international research ethics; impact of malnutrition on innate immunity and susceptibility to infection

Vineet D. Menachery, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Emergence of novel coronaviruses and the role of host factors/comorbidities in infection outcomes

Gregg N. Milligan, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology
Viral immunology, immunity to herpes simplex virus, immunity to West Nile virus

Chad E. Mire, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Director, GNL BSL-4 Core B

Vladimir Motin, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology
Yersinia pestis pathogenesis; vaccine; therapeutics


Joan Nichols, PhD
Associate Director, Research and Operations, Galveston National Laboratory
Professor, Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
Viral pathogenesis and influence of aging on host response to pathogens (immunosenescence) and development of human model systems using tissue engineering

David W. Niesel, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Lawrence E. Etheridge, Jr. Professor
Senior Vice President and Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Chief Research Officer, UTMB Health
In vivo virulence gene expression; bacterial pathogenesis; novel methods of antibiotic resistance detection