Research Collaborate Lab Hall

Center for Immunology Faculty

Host Defense

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Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD

Professor; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program

Microbial Pathogenesis

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Ravit Boger, MD

Chief and Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Disease

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Kenneth L. Brockman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Microbial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Gene Regulation, Host-Microbe Interactions

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Benjamin Gantner, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Anna H. Huppler, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology

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Wenzhou Hong, PhD

Assistant Professor

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John R. Kirby, PhD

Chair, Microbiology & Immunology; Walter Schroeder Professor in Microbiology and Immunology; Associate Director, Microbiome, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center; Associate Director, Center for Microbiome Research

Microbial Signal Transduction

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Robert Lochhead, PhD

Assistant Professor; Secondary Faculty in Medicine (Rheumatology)

Lyme disease, inflammation and autoimmunity

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Michelle Riehle, PhD

Assistant Professor

Malaria Vector Biology, Genetics of Susceptibility, Microbiome and Immunity

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Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Center for Microbiome Research; Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program; CRI Research Unit Leader for Infection, Inflammation and Immunology Research Unit; Director, GI Clinical Laboratory

Antimicrobial Peptides, host-microbe interactions in the GI tract, microbiota in health and disease

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Scott S. Terhune, PhD

Professor

Human Cytomegalovirus Host-Cell Protein Interactions During Infection

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Vera Tarakanova, PhD

Associate Professor

Virus-associated Tumorigenesis and Virus-host Interactions

Immune Disorders

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Xiao Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

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Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and Microbiology & Immunology

Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes

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John A. Corbett, PhD

Professor and Chair

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Bonnie N. Dittel, PhD

Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Immune regulation and homeostasis

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Martin J. Hessner, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology); Director, Max McGee Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes

The Microbiome in the Development and Progression of Type 1 Diabetes

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Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor; Director, Neuroscience Research Center

Dr. Hillard was named Associate Dean for Research in November 2015 after serving eight months as co-Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research. She has served as director of the Neuroscience Research Center since its inception in 2010. She was also Inaugural Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Training Program from 1996-2010. As a highly active researcher, Dr. Hillard’s laboratory is primarily focused on the pharmacology and biochemistry of the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids.

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Gwendolyn Hoben, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Matthew R. Hodges, PhD

Associate Professor

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Antje Kroner-Milsch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Therapeutic potential of modifying the inflammatory response after spinal cord injury

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Qing-Song Liu, PhD

Professor

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Timothy B. Meier, PhD

Associate Professor

Neuroimaging and blood-based markers of sport-related concussion and mild traumatic brain injury

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Ahmed Zayed Obeidat, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty: MS/Neuroimmunology

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Christopher M. Olsen, PhD

Associate Professor

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Bin Pan, PhD

Associate Professor

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Demin Wang, PhD

Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Assistant Professor

Signal Regulation of B Lymphopoiesis

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Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD

Children's Research Institute

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Andres Yarur, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Immuno-Oncology

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William R. Drobyski, MD

Mariette C. and Philip W. Orth/Tom Anderson Chair of Oncology; Co-Leader, Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program, Cancer Center; Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology

Inflammation and Immunology, Transplantation Biology

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David A. Margolis, MD

Professor

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John Routes, MD

Professor, Pediatrics (Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief, Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Primary Immunodeficiencies

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Nirav N. Shah, MD

Associate Professor

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Julie-An M. Talano, MD

Associate Professor

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Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan, PhD

Associate Professor

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Weiguo Cui, PhD

Associate Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Effector and memory T cell differentiation

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Michael B. Dwinell, PhD

Professor; Founding Director, Center for Immunology; Director, Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research

Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation

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Bryon D. Johnson, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology/BMT) and Microbiology & Immunology

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy

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Dev Karan, PhD

Associate Professor

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Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD

MACC Fund Professor; Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology); Secondary Faculty

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Sunila Pradeep, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Bronwen E Shaw, MD, PhD

Professor; Scientific Director CIBMTR

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Sarah B. White, MD, MS, FSIR

Professor of Radiology and Surgical Oncology

Co-Vice Chair of Imaging Research

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Stuart J. Wong, MD

Professor, Director of Disease Prevention Research Center

Molecular Immunology

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Jack Gorski, PhD

Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Center for Human Immunology

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Yi-Wen Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD

Professor and Gardetto Chair for Immunology and Immunotherapy; Professor, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Microbiology & Immunology; Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute

NK cell development and function

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Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD

WBCS Endowed Professor of Breast Cancer Research; Director, MCW Tissue Bank; Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Pathology

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James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Rheumatology) and Microbiology & Immunology; Medical Director, Clinical Immunology Research Laboratory; Medical Director, Clinical and Translational Research

Immune regulation, T regulatory cells, role of IL-2 and IL-10 in immune regulation, mechanisms of suppression of immune responses by T regulatory cells

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Hartmut Weiler, PhD

Associate Professor

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Fenlu Zhu, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, FACS

Professor; Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant; Medical Director, Incompatible Organ Transplant

Affiliate Members

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Muhammad Bilal Abid, MD, MRCP

Assistant Professor

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John A. Auchampach, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair

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Musaddiq Awan, MD

Assistant Professor

Development and validation of clinical and imaging prognostic tools for head and neck cancers

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Anita D'Souza, MD

Associate Professor

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Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Professor, Chair of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity

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Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP

Chief, Professor

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Johnny C. Hong, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery; Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery; Director, Solid Organ Transplantation; Surgical Director, Liver Transplant

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Roger H. Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor; Director of Programmatic Grants and Strategic Partnership Development, Cancer Center

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Sailaja Kamaraju, MD

Associate Professor

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Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

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Jennifer M. Knight, MD, MS

Associate Professor

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Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences

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Carolyn Oxencis, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

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Ann K. Rosenthal, MD

Chief, Will and Cava Ross Professor

Associate Chief of Staff/Research, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center; Associate Dean for Research/Medical College of Wisconsin

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Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Vice Chair for Research, Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine; Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology); Secondary Faculty in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Aditya Shreenivas, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

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Curt D. Sigmund, PhD

James J. Smith & Catherine Welsch Smith Professor of Physiology; Chair of Physiology; Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center

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Roy Silverstein, MD

Chair and Linda and John Mellowes Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, Clinomics, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center

Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of thrombosis, atherosclerosis and angiogenesis with focus on role of the type 2 scavenger receptor CD36

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Pippa M. Simpson, PhD

Professor and Director, Section Chief for Quantitative Health Sciences

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Jonathan Thompson, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

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Ling Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Zenga, MD

Assistant Professor & Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology & Reconstruction