Research Bench Lab

Secondary Faculty


Ravit Boger, MD

Chief and Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Disease


Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and Microbiology & Immunology

Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes


Jenifer Coburn, PhD

Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Center for Infectious Disease Research

Bacterial Pathogenesis


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


Kelly J. Henrickson, MD

Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Midwest Respiratory Virus Program

Negative strand respiratory virus molecular epidemiology and natural history


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


Anna H. Huppler, MD

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


Bryon D. Johnson, PhD

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

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy


Nikki Johnston, PhD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology

Extraesophageal reflux


Dev Karan, PhD

Associate Professor


Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Provost, Executive Vice President, Medical School of Wisconsin; Dean, School of Medicine; Professor


Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor; Director of Adult and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program; Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program


Jennifer Knight, MD, MS, FACLP

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology


Antje Kroner-Milsch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Therapeutic potential of modifying the inflammatory response after spinal cord injury


Roy M. Long, PhD

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Graduate Recruitment

RNA Localization in Yeast


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


Debra K. Newman, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology; Senior Investigator at Versiti Blood Research Institute; Adjunct Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Immunology


Jessica Olson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Community Health

Director, Inclusive Learning and Innovation


Amy Prunuske, PhD

Basic Sciences Faculty

Amy Prunuske, PhD, Basic Sciences Faculty


John Routes, MD

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

Primary Immunodeficiencies


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


Andrey Sorokin, PhD

Professor, Medicine (Nephrology) and Microbiology & Immunology

Cell signaling as related to pathobiology of kidney diseases


James Verbsky, MD, PhD

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


Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology; Associate Dean of Research; Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program; Chief Scientific Officer, Children's Wisconsin Research Institute; Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology; Vice Chair, Research, Pediatrics

T cell development, Regulatory T cell biology, Mucosal tolerance


Anthony E. Zamora, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Microbiology & Immunology

Adjunct Faculty


Kenneth P. Allen, DVM, DACLAM

Staff Veterinarian; Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

(414) 955-8632

Veterinary Medicine


Bill Cashdollar, PhD

Director, Research Core Labs & Facilities, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Adjunct Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

(414) 937-3847


Philip N. Redlich, MD, PhD

Gerald L. Schmitz Professor of Surgery; Professor, Surgery (General Surgery) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief, Division of Education, Department of Surgery

Medical Student Education, Surgery Resident Education


Fritz Sieber, PhD

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

(414) 955-4155

Selenium-based experimental therapeutics


Paula Traktman, PhD

Adjunct Professor

(414) 955-8253

Vaccinia virus and VRK protein kinases