Viral Pathogens

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Members of the Microbiology and Immunology faculty interested in virology investigate DNA and RNA viruses that cause acute and persistent infections of humans and model organisms. Basic molecular virology, genetics, and pathogenesis of these viruses are active areas of research. Specific areas of investigation include virus entry, assembly and egress; genetic determinants of virulence; viral RNA replication; viral genome recombination; intracellular trafficking of viruses; viral oncogenesis; gene therapy vectors; mechanisms of immune evasion; innate and adaptive immune responses to viruses; imaging of live virally infected mice; and host factors contributing to virus susceptibility. DNA viruses currently being studied include adenoviruses, BKV, and herpesviruses. Retroviruses studied in the department include HIV and murine leukemia virus. RNA virus study is focused on noroviruses, influenza virus, poliovirus, hepatitis C virus, dengue virus and emerging bunyaviruses.

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Faculty researching Viral Pathogens

Kathleen Collins 2022

Kathleen Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Internal Medicine
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Director, MSTP
Associate Dean, Physician Scientist Education and Training, she/her/hers
734-615-1320

Denise Kirschner, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Program Director, Microbiology and Immunology Mentoring Program
734-647-7722
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Adam Lauring, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
734-764-7731

Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Nancy Williams Walls Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Internal Medicine
734-936-0854

Malini Raghavan, Ph.D.

Nancy Williams Walls Research Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Acting Director Academic Programs, Immunology Graduate Program, Medical School
Professor of Biophysics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
734-647-7752
Jason Weinberg, MD

Jason Weinberg, M.D.

James L Wilson M. D. Research Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Section Head, Infectious Diseases
734-764-6265