Research Bench Lab

Microbiology & Immunology

Secondary Faculty

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Ravit Boger, MD

Chief and Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Disease

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Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and Microbiology & Immunology

Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes

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Jenifer Coburn, PhD

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

Bacterial Pathogenesis

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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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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

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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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Anna H. Huppler, MD

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

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Bryon D. Johnson, PhD

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

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy

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Nikki Johnston, PhD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology

Extraesophageal reflux

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Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

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

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Jennifer Knight, MD, MS, FACLP

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology

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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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Roy M. Long, PhD

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Graduate Recruitment

RNA Localization in Yeast

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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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Debra K. Newman, PhD

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

Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Immunology

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Jessica Olson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Community Health

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Amy Prunuske, PhD

Basic Sciences Faculty

Amy Prunuske, PhD, Basic Sciences Faculty

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Matthew Riese, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Microbiology & Immunology; Associate Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute

TCR signal transduction and application to tumor immunology

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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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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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Andrey Sorokin, PhD

Professor, Medicine (Nephrology) and Microbiology & Immunology

Cell signaling as related to pathobiology of kidney diseases

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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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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

Adjunct Faculty

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Kenneth P. Allen, DVM, DACLAM

Staff Veterinarian; Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

kpallen@mcw.edu

(414) 955-8632

Veterinary Medicine

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Bill Cashdollar, PhD

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

bill.cashdollar@bcw.edu

(414) 937-3847

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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

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Fritz Sieber, PhD

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

fsieber@mcw.edu

(414) 955-4155

Selenium-based experimental therapeutics

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Paula Traktman, PhD

Adjunct Professor

(414) 955-8253

Vaccinia virus and VRK protein kinases