Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Infectious Disease

D'Aquila, Richard T

D'Aquila, Richard T

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

richard.daquila( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Study of HIV persistence aims to develop a functional cure. This includes discovery of approaches to modulate cell proteins such as APOBEC3s, and translation to proof-of-concept clinical trials.

Engman, David

Engman, David

Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology

d-engman( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The Engman Laboratory conducts research in several areas: (1) Molecular genetics and cell biology of tropical parasitic infections with a focus on trypanosomes, single-celled eukaryotic pathogens cau... [more]

Horvath, Curt M

Horvath, Curt M

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) and Microbiology-Immunology

horvath( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Interferon, STAT

Lathem, Wyndham W

Lathem, Wyndham W

Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

lathem( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Yersinia pestis and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis are two bacterial pathogens that are very closely related, yet cause vastly different diseases in the mammalian host. Y. pestis is infamous for causing ... [more]

Leis, Jonathan P

Leis, Jonathan P

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

j-leis( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

retrovirus replication, reverse transcription, integration, virus assembly mechanisms, molecular genetics

Mandel, Mark J

Mandel, Mark J

Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

m-mandel( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The goal of my research is to understand the molecular basis by which animals and their natural microbiota form specific, reproducible interactions. Microbial symbioses are prevalent in animal biology... [more]

Ozer, Egon A

Ozer, Egon A

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Description of Interests

My research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and other clinically relevant bacterial diseases. We are using comparative bacterial geno... [more]

Seifert, H Steven

Seifert, H Steven

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

h-seifert( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Neisseria gonorrhoeae, gonorrhea, pilus, antigenic variation, DNA transformation, DNA replication, DNA repair, antioxidant functions, neutrophil interactions. epithelium interactions

Wunderink, Richard G

Wunderink, Richard G

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Description of Interests

My research interests revolve around understanding the risk factors, including host genetic risk, and improving outcomes of critically ill patients with serious infections. This includes severe commun... [more]