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Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Faculty Members

Satya Dandekar, Ph.D.

Satya Dandekar

Professor and Chair
5511 GBSF
Davis campus
(530) 752-3409
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HIV pathogenesis: mucosal immunology and genomics of host-virus interactions at the mucosal sites and systemic impact

 

Paul Ashwood, Ph.D.

Paul Ashwood

Associate Professor
2805 Wet Lab Building
MIND Institute
Sacramento campus
(916) 703-0405
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Characterization of the role of the immune system in autism

Andreas J. Baumler, Ph.D.

Andreas Baumler

Professor
Vice Chair, Research
5513 GBSF 
Davis campus
(530) 754-7225
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Molecular Mechanisms of Salmonella Interaction with the Intestinal Mucosa

 

 

Ramie H. Begum, Ph.D.

Ramie Begum

Visiting Professor
(530) 754-8534 
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Molecular Epidemiology of Malaria, non-typhoidal Salmonella and E.coli in developing countries 

Charles L. Bevins, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Bevins

Professor
5515 GBSF 
Davis campus
(530) 754-6889
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Innate Immune Responses; Mucosal Immunology; Antimicrobial Peptides

 

Kathryn DeRiemer, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Kathy DeRiemer

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Medical Sciences I C 
Room 140A
Davis campus
(530) 754-5989
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 Molecular epidemiology; antibiotic resistance; transmission and pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; evaluation of new diagnostic tests, drugs and vaccines

Jonathan A. Eisen, Ph.D.

Jonathan Eisen

Professor
5311 GBSF 
Davis campus
(530) 752-3498
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Microbial communities, genomics, molecular evolution, symbioses, origin of novelty, mutation processes and DNA repair

 

Michael D. George, Ph.D.

Michael George

Associate Research Microbiologist
GBSF 5510
Davis campus
(530) 754-7242
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Molecular mechanisms of mucosal pathogenesis and host-microbe interactions in HIV infection

Luiz Goulart, Ph.D.

Luiz Goulart

Visiting Professor
GBSF 5521
Davis campus
(530) 752-8113
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Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor, M.D., Ph.D.

Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor

Assistant Professor
3228 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 754-4360
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Janine LaSalle, Ph.D.

Janine LaSalle

Professor
3428 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 754-7598
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Understanding the role of epigenetics in human autism-spectrum disorders

 

Michael Leibowitz, Ph.D.

Michael Leibowitz

Adjunct Professor
3155 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-3427
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Malaria and its interaction with endothelial cells

Shirley Luckhart, Ph.D.

Shirley Luckhart

Professor
3437 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 754-6963
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Molecular cell biology and biochemistry of malaria parasite transmission; Endemic co-infections on malaria parasite development and transmission

 

Emanual Maverakis, M.D.

Emanual Maverakis

Assistant Professor
3301 C St. #1400
Sacramento, CA 95816
Sacramento Campus
(916) 843-7336
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 Immune mediated systemic diseases involving the skin

Richard W. Michelmore, Ph.D.

Richard Michelmore

Professor
Director, Genome Center
4311 GBSF
Davis campus
(530) 752-1729
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Comparative and functional genomics of disease resistance in plants

 

Maria Mudryj, Ph.D.

Maria Mudryj

Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Education and Outreach
3147 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 754-6090
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Prostate cancer, Retinoblastoma (RB) E2F transcription factors, Androgen Receptor

Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Ph.D.

Demosthenes Pappagianis

Professor
3145 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-3391
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Medical mycology and bacteriology; coccidioidomycosis: infections of humans, immunology-vaccines, chemotherapy, experimental pathology; epidemiology, candidiasis

 

Richard B. Pollard, M.D.

Richard Pollard

Professor
Chief, Infectious Diseases, UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento campus
(916) 734-3711
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Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.

Claire Pomeroy

Professor Emeritus

 

Sumathi Sankaran, Ph.D.

Sumathi Sankaran

Adjunct Assistant Professor
5605A Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-3542
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Barbara Shacklett, Ph.D.

Barbara Shacklett

Professor
3327 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-6785
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Cell-mediated immune responses to HIV and other viruses in mucosal tissues; trafficking of lymphoid cells to mucosal tissues and the central nervous system

 

Jay V. Solnick, M.D., Ph.D.

Jay Solnick

Professor
Center for Comparative Medicine
Davis campus
(530) 752-1333
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 Bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial and host gene transcription in the non-human primate model of Helicobacter pylori

Michael Syvanen, Ph.D.

Michael Syvanen

Professor
3224 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-4991
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Molecular genetics detoxification mechanisms in bacteria and flies; insecticide and antibiotic resistance

 

George Thompson, M.D.

George Thompson

Assistant Professor
3134 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-3545
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 Host-pathogen interaction of humans and both Coccidioides spp. (the agent of “Valley Fever”), and Cryptococcus spp.

Jose Torres, Ph.D.

Jose Torres

Professor
3226 Tupper Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-3157
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Tumor Immunology; Cancer Immunotherapy; Cancer-Associated Viruses; Viral Immunology

 

Renee Tsolis, Ph.D.

Renee Tsolis

Professor
5519 GBSF
Davis campus
(530) 754-8497
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Host Pathogen Interactions, Bacterial Infections, Concurrent Infections, Brucellosis, Malaria, and Salmonellosis

Tilahun Yilma, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Tilahun Yilma

Professor
2079A Haring Hall
Davis campus
(530) 752-8306
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