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Department faculty are based in an active medical center dedicated to patient care, to the support of clinical, biomedical and basic biological research and to education in allergy, basic and clinical immunology and microbiology. The following is a list of current active faculty members and their primary research interests; it includes faculty in the allergy/immunology clinical program. Links to more in-depth descriptions are noted. Use the "Faculty/Staff Profiles" link to view profiles of departmental faculty members.

  • Lena Al-Harthi, PhD, George Washington University, Associate Professor, Immunopathogenesis of HIV infection.
  • Edward Barker, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), PhD, University of California, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Associate Professor, HIV evasion of natural killer cells
  • Linda Baum, PhD, Michigan State University, Associate Professor, Studying Antibody Dependent Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity (ADCC) to Pathogens including HIV.
  • James W. Bremer, PhD, Baylor University; (Professor and Director, Virology Quality Assurance Laboratory): Clinical Virology; Pathogenesis of HIV infection.
  • Kent W Christopherson II, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine; (Assistant Professor of Medicine & Immunology/Microbiology): Experimental & Translational Hematology, Stem Cell Biology, and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Alison Finnegan, PhD, Tufts University; (Professor): Regulation of the Immune Response, Cellular Immunology, Autoimmune Diseases.
  • Anita T. Gewurz, MD, Albany Medical College; (Professor, Departments of Allergy/Microbiology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine): Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • Henry Gewurz, MD, Johns Hopkins University; (Professor and Emeritus Chairman): Mechanisms of natural resistance; chemistry and biology of complement and acute phase proteins.
  • Diana D. Huang, PhD, University of Michigan; (Assistant Professor): Molecular basis of retrovirus pathogenicity and persistence in vivo; HIV virology.
  • Harold Kessler, MD, Rush Medical College; (Professor): Infectious Diseases, HIV, Herpesviruses, Hepatitis Viruses, HIV, H Antiviral Therapy.
  • Sau-Ping Kwan, PhD, University of Cincinnati; (Professor): Molecular genetics of immune deficiency diseases; Autism disorder; mental disorder.
  • Alan L. Landay, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; (Professor and Chairman of the Department of Immunology/Microbiology): Novel flow cytometric applications; lymphocyte subpopulations in HIV infection.
  • Thomas F. Lint, PhD, Tulane University; (Professor, Graduate Program Director): Mechanisms of complement-mediated cell lysis; complement and HIV.
  • Nell Lurain, PhD, Loyola University of Chicago; (Associate Professor): Human cytomegalovirus, drug resistance, strain variability, and pathogenesis.
  • Amanda Marzo, PhD, University of Western Australia; (Assistant Professor). The mechanisms that govern the induction and maintenance of memory T cells.
  • Giselle Mosnaim, MD, The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; (Assistant Professor and Director of the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program); The use of MP3 Player Technology to Improve Adherence to Asthma Medications
  • James N. Moy, MD, University of Illinois; (Professor and Director of the Section of Allergy/Immunology): Modulators of Innate Immunity for Allergic Disease.
  • Janet Plate, PhD, Duke University; (Professor): Immune Responses and Cancer.
  • Sasha Shafikhani, PhD, University of California; (Assistant Professor):Virulence Mechanisms in bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa and eukaryotic host responses to P. aeruginsoa infections.
  • Gregory T. Spear, PhD, University of Illinois; (Professor): HIV infection and its interactions with innate immunity, the complement system, genital tract flora, Toll-like receptors and cytokines.
  • Larry L. Thomas, PhD, University of Illinois; (Associate Chairman and Professor of the Department of Immunology/Microbiology): Leukocyte-mediated inflammation in asthma; role of neutrophils in HIV transmission and disease; immunopharmacology.
  • Mary Catherine Tobin, MD, Rush Medical College, (Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Services); Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food Allergy; Anaphylaxes
  • David Williams, PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign (Associate Professor): The human parasite, Schistosoma mansoni, a causative agent of schistosomiasis.
  • Byung-Ho Yu, MD, Loyola Medical College, (Assistant Professor), Epidemiology of Allergic Diseases

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