Microbiology & Immunology - Faculty Interests
Chandra Shekhar Bakshi, DVM, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Studies: Institute for Animal Health, Compton, UK; Albany Medical College, Albany, New York. DVM, Indian Veterianry Research Institute, India; College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, India
Research/Interests - Immunopathogenesis of Francisella tularensis; defining virulence mechanisms and identification of F. tularensis encoded factors; improving therapeutics and effective vaccines against tularemia.
Ranjit Banerjee, Ph.D.
M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1981, New York University
Research/Interests - Molecular biology and immunology of prostate cancer.
Debra Bessen, Ph.D.
Ph.D. 1987, The Rockefeller University New York
Research/Interests - Bacterial pathogenesis and evolution.
Doris J. Bucher, Ph.D.
B.S. 1963, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. 1968, University of California at Berkeley
Research/Interests - Structure, function and immunochemistry of viral antigens.
Felipe C. Cabello,
B.A. 1960, M.D. 1967; University of Chile
Research/Interests - Microbial genetics, infectious disease, recombinant DNA.
Jan Geliebter, Ph.D.
Ph.D. State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Research/Interests – Molecular pathogenesis and biomarker discovery of thyroid cancer; antimicrobial products of natural materials
Carl V. Hamby, Ph.D.
A.B. 1973, M.S. 1976, Ph.D. 1984, University of Missouri-Columbia
Research/Interests - Molecular biology and immunology of human tumors.
B.S. 1988, Mankato State University, Mankato MN; Ph.D. 1995, University of Iowa
Research/Interests - Molecular pathogenesis of protozoan parasites, innate immunity, functional genomics.
Mary M. Petzke,
B. A., 1990, Boston University, Boston, MA; Ph. D., 1996, Brown University, Providence, RI
Research/Interests - Cellular and molecular innate immune responses to bacterial infections, especially Lyme disease; mechanisms of immune subversion; and the use of functional genomics to profile the complex interactions occurring at the host/pathogen interface.
A.B. 1948, Cornell University; Ph.D. 1953, California Institute of Technology
Ira Schwartz, Ph.D.
B.S. 1968, City College of New York; Ph.D. 1973, City University of New York
Research/Interests - Molecular pathogenesis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens, functional genomics.
Stephen J. Seligman, M.D.
A.B. 1952, Harvard: M.D. 1956, New York University
Research/Interests - Flaviviral infections: fusion peptide of protein E and immunopathogenesis
Raj Tiwari, Ph.D.
M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1983, University of Calcutta, India
Research/Interests - Chemoprevention, tumor immunology and cancer therapy.
Penghua Wang, Ph.D.
BSc. (Biochemistry) - Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. China,
Research/Interests - host-pathogen interaction, pathogenic mechanisms of viral infection, RIG-I like receptor, West Nile virus/Chikungunya virus infection, UBXNs in immune regulation.
Secondary and Tertiary Appointments
M.D. 1960, Ph.D. 1966, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Research/Interests - Flow cytometry, DNA synthesis.
Raymond J. Dattwyler, M.D.
Bijan Safai, M.D.
M.D. 1965, Tehran University, Iran; D.Sc. 1981, University of Goteberg, Sweden
Research/Interests - Pathophysiology and pathogenesis of skin diseases.