Immunogenetic as well as immunopathogenic events in relapsing polychondritis; Role of microbial agents in susceptibility/resistance to the onset of arthritis
Neuroimmune interactions during aging and neurodegenerative diseases
Role of C-type lectin receptors in regulation of inflammation and myeloid cell function in bacterial pneumosepsis and chronic lung diseases
Lyme disease, spirochetes, bacterial pathogenesis.
Respiratory bacterial-viral co-infection, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) colonization and pathogenesis, innate and adaptive type 17 immunity, natural immunity to pneumococcal colonization, vaccine development.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) - host interactions: by delineating the mechanism of filopodia-driven RSV cell-to-cell spread, novel insights into RSV biology and targets for therapeutics development will be identified.
Immunology, Mounting an Immune Response and Myeloid cell Activation, Neuro-immunology, Epigenetic mechanisms in regulation of inflammation, Role of epigenetics in inflammation-associated/autoimmune diseases, Parasitology, Sjögren's syndrome.
Research Core Directors
Image and Imaging Center Core Supervisor
Flow Cytometry Core Supervisor
Histology Core Supervisor
Human Tissue Core Supervisor
Pilot Grant Awardees