Infectious Disease and Immunology

MUSM is a hub for a wide variety of research into infectious diseases and immunology. Our faculty lead the field in herpesvirus research, as well as neuroimmunology and immune system-tumor interactions.

Funding Organizations

  • National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Disease
  • National Cancer Institute

INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH FACULTY

  • Visalli, Robert

    Robert Visalli

    PhD

    The Visalli laboratory uses human and animal herpesviruses as model organisms to understand the mechanism of viral genome (DNA) encapsidation.
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  • McKallip, Rob

    Robert McKallip

    PhD

    Dr. McKallip’s laboratory's primary focus is on determining the role of CD44 in the regulation of the immune response.
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  • Gretchen Bentz

    Gretchen Bentz

    PhD

    Dr. Bentz’s research focuses on the Epstein-Barr virus, a ubiquitous herpesvirus that establishes a lifelong latent infection within the host.

  • Uchakin, Peter

    Peter Uchakin

    PhD