The Infectious Diseases division is active in multiple aspects of clinical and basic science research and is highly productive in this area. Integrated with the Center of Excellence in Inflammation, Infectious Diseases and Immunity, division members have received continuous NIH, VA, and/or Department of Defense funding for over two decades. Our viral pathogenesis laboratories provide a training ground for Infectious Disease fellows and postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students.
Research interests within the division include:
- Immunopathogenesis of HIV, HBV, and HCV with a focus on the adaptive immune response
and HIV cure (Moorman, Yao, Wang, Schank, Zhang).
- Basic immunologic mechanisms underlying EBV latency and EBV/HIV co-infection leading to tumorigenesis (Ning).
- Translational studies of sepsis in relation to innate immunity (Moorman).
- The role of vitamin D in infectious processes (Youssef).
In addition, division members are involved in areas of scholarship that include quality improvement, patient outcomes research, and dissemination of clinical findings. Division members comprise the key editors and authors of the most recent edition of Gantzs Manual of Clinical Problems in Infectious Diseases, a compendium of Infectious Diseases clinical knowledge.