Research Areas

At the University of Missouri, the department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) faculty has diverse research interests, specializing in virology, microbial genetics, HIV/AIDS research, molecular and cellular immunology and a wide range of other specialized fields.

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Displaying 26 members

Ulus Atasoy, MD

Associate Professor
Surgery, MMI, Child Health
 

Research: Posttranscriptional gene regulation and microarray analysis in asthma, breast cancer and recurrent hernia formation.

Michael Baldwin, PhD
Michael Baldwin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Understanding the molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis with an emphasis on characterizing the role of bacterial toxins in the disease process.

Charles Brown, PhD
Charles Brown, PhD

Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Host response to infectious disease.

Pamela Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Molecular basis for polar growth in Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Donald Burke, PhD
Donald Burke, PhD

Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Understand the mechanism and evolution of catalysis by ribozymes and the molecular basis of retroviral inhibition by RNA-based drugs.

Mick Calcutt
Michael Calcutt, PhD

Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Molecular biology of mycoplasmas

John Cannon
John Cannon, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies and Chair for the Genetics Program, Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Genetics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Role of protein phosphatase in cell cycle regulation.

Deborah Chance
Deborah L. Chance, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Mucins and Pathogens in Cystic Fibrosis

Dawn Cornelison, PhD

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Signaling and activity of skeletal muscle satellite cells.

Mark Daniels
Mark A. Daniels, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery
 

Research: T cell development and activation.

Dongsheng Duan
Dongsheng Duan, PhD

Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor in Medical Research
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Application of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) in gene therapy.

Huatao Guo, PhD
Huatao Guo, PhD

Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: The mutagenic homing mechanism and practical applications of diversity-generating retroelements (DGRs); reverse transcriptase fidelity; bacterial pathogen-host interactions.

Bumsuk Hahm, PhD
Bumsuk Hahm, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery
 

Research: Interplay between viruses and host immunity.

Marc Johnson, PhD
Marc Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Retrovirus assembly.

Yi Lai, MD, PhD
Yi Lai, MD, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Gene therapy, protein therapy, Muscular dystrophies

Margaret J. Lange, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: HIV biology, gene therapy, and the host response to viral infection.

Christian Lorson, PhD
Christian Lorson, PhD

Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Molecular basis of spinal muscular atrophy; RNA processing; gene therapy.

Mark McIntosh, PhD
Mark McIntosh, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Iron-mediated regulation of gene expresssion; bacterial membrane transport processes using energy-driven receptors; molecular biology of mycoplasmas.

Susan McKarns, PhD
Susan C. McKarns, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery
 

Research: T Cell Tolerance, Autoimmunity, Epigenetics, and Regulation of T Cell Differentiation.

Michael Misfeldt, PhD
Michael Misfeldt, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Innate immunity; Toll-like receptors (TLRs).

David Pintel
David Pintel, PhD

Dr. R. Philip and Diane Acuff Endowed Chair in Medical Research, Curators' Distinguished Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Analysis of eukaryotic gene expression using parvovirus model systems.

Stefan Sarafianos, PhD
Stefan G. Sarafianos, PhD

Chancellor's Chair of Excellence in Molecular Virology, Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Research: Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance and inhibition of HIV, SARS, and other viral and bacterial pathogens.

Kamal Singh
Kamlendra Singh, MS, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
 

Emma Teixeiro, PhD
Emma Teixeiro-Pernas, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery
 

Research: Regulation of T cell immune responses against infections and tumors.

Judy Wall, PhD
Judy Wall, PhD

Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry
 

Research: Genetics of uranium reduction by sulfate-reducing bacteria.

Habib Zaghouani, PhD
Habib Zaghouani, PhD

J. Lavenia Edwards Chair in Pediatrics, Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Neurology, Child Health
 

Research: T cells in Immunity and Autoimmunity.
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