Experimental Pathology Graduate Program

Student Directory

Maria Alcorn Maria D.H. Alcorn
My research will focus on determining the mechanism and functions of nonstructural protein 1 of coronaviruses.
Nathen Bopp Nathen Bopp
My research focuses of the molecular mechanisms of innate immune evasion of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome virus (SFTS virus) as well as the innate immune evasion of other arthropod-borne viruses.
Feidi Chen Feidi Chen
My research will focus on the role of neutrophil in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and how neutrophil interact with microbiota.
Emily Davis Emily Davis
I am interested in the role of yellow fever virus structural proteins in virulence and the molecular determinants of attenuation of the yellow fever vaccine strain 17D.
Steven Hallam Steven Hallam
My research will focus on genetic determinants of pathogenesis for hemorrhagic arenaviruses, with a focus on live attenuated vaccine development.
Sue-jie Koo Sue-jie Koo
I am interested in novel immune cell signaling pathways that regulate inflammation during infection with pathogens. My research will focus on the metabolism of macrophages that enhance the pro-inflammatory capacity to clear the etiologic agent of Chagas cardiomyopathy, Trypanosoma cruzi.
Hoai J. (Jaclyn) Ly Hoai J. (Jaclyn) Ly
I am interested in Rift Valley Fever Virus MP-12 Vaccine with Silent Mutation Markers for Reassortment and Recombination Analyses between RVFV Strains and other bunyaviruses.
Elizabeth Mateer Elizabeth Mateer
My research is focused on the pathogenesis of pathogenic arenavirus infections utilizing animal models and the interaction between pathogenic arenavirus and the host innate immune response.
Kubra Naqvi Kubra Naqvi
My research interests include molecular pathogenesis and cell mediated immunity of tuberculosis/HIV co-infection. Jacob Nelson My interests are focused on neuropathogenesis of viral infections. I am focusing my research on neurotropic flaviviruses, specifically tick-borne encephalitis virus.
Jacob Nelson Jacob Nelson
My interests are focused on neuropathogenesis of viral infections. I am focusing my research on neurotropic flaviviruses, specifically tick-borne encephalitis virus.
Courtney Parker Courtney Cromer
My research interest is genetic analysis and vaccine development for flaviviruses.
Madison Rogan Madison Rogan
I started my Ph.D. study on Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) in particular for the vaccine development. The overall aim of my Ph.D. study is to develop highly safe candidate vaccine which specifically target DC, and the spread is restricted after infection.
Adam Ronk Adam J. Ronk
My research focuses on filovirus replication and transcription. Effects of the innate immune response and viral interferon antagonism on filovirus polymerase function. Comparative immunology of pteropoid fruit bats in the context of filovirus infection.
Claire Smalley Claire Smalley
My research will focus on protective innate immune mechanisms of the host in response to rickettsial infection.
Ashley Strother Ashley Strother
I am interested in determinants of attenuation in flaviviruses, particularly in regards for use in live attenuated vaccines.
Brandon Trent Brandon Trent
My research will focus on Immune response to Orientia tsutsugamushi.
Kelsy Warmbrod Kelsy (Lane) Warmbrod
I am interested in the evolution of the virus within and between hosts and the effect of the viral diversity that drives this evolution within the host.

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Jere W. McBride, Ph.D.

Jere W. McBride, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology
Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
Director, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program

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