Pathogens — Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Lawrence S. Young
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
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Interests: viral oncology; virus latency; viral immunology; gene therapy; herpesviruses; papillomaviruses; adenoviruses
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Editorial Board

Dr. Matthias Brock
School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: nutrient acquisition and metabolism; bioluminescence imaging; infection models; fungal pathogens; virulence determinants; secondary metabolite production
Dr. Christopher C. Broder
Department of Microbiology and Immunology B4106, Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
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Interests: Virus-host cell interactions; enveloped virus entry, viral glycoprotein structure and function and virus receptors; viral vaccine and therapeutics development; HIV, paramyxoviruses, emerging viruses, henipaviruses - Nipah and Hendra, filoviruses - Ebola and Marburg, Australian Bat Lyssavirus; membrane fusion; animal models; Filoviruses
Prof. Dr. Reto Brun
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstr. 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
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Prof. Dr. Lee Ann Campbell
Department of Global Health, UW Harborview Medical Center Box 359931, 325 Ninth Ave , Seattle, Washington, USA
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Interests: Chlamydia; Host-pathogen Interactions; Infection and Cardiovascular Disease; Glycosylation; Bacterial Pathogenesis; STDs
Prof. Dr. Kris Chadee
Gastrointestinal Research Group, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
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Interests: Entamoeba histolytica; host-pathogen interaction in the gut; gut innate immunity; inflammation; mucosal immunology; pathogenesis and host defense; pro-inflammatory cytokines
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Special Issue: Host-Parasite Interactions
Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree
Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
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Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
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Special Issue: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue: Gut Microbiome
Special Issue: H. pylori Virulence Factors in the Induction of Gastric Cancer
Dr. Xavier Ding
Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), 20 route de Pré-Bois, PO Box 1826, 1215 Geneva 15, Switzerland
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Interests: Malaria; antimalarial resistance; artemisinin; drug discovery; Plasmodium falciparum
Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Donelli
Microbial Biofilm Laboratory (LABIM), IRCCS "Fondazione Santa Lucia", Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Interests: microbiology; microbial biofilms; healthcare-associated infections; biomaterial-associated infections; role of toxins and other virulence factors in microbial pathogenesis
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Special Issue: Biofilm-Based Nosocomial Infections
Special Issue: Microbial Biofilms and Human Infections
Prof. Dr. William C. Gause
Department of Medicine, Center for Immunity and Inflammation, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB, Room F-607D, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
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Interests: immunology; infectious disease; parasitic infections; Th2-based immune responses; Co-stimulatory molecules;Ag-specific T cell development; application of imaging technology; interleukin-4; interleukin-13; pathogenic mechanisms
Dr. Jean-Pierre Gorvel
Centre d'immunologie de Marseille Luminy, Case 906, 13288 Marseille, CEDEX 09, France
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Interests: intracellular pathogens; membrane trafficking; immune response; brucella; salmonella; mycobacterium
Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge
340 Coles Hall, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, 1600 Denison Avenue, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: enteric pathogens; type III secretion; type III effector; host-pathogen interactions; NF-kappaB; innate immunity; adhesion; DNA-protein interactions
Prof. Dr. Linda D. Hazlett
Dean's Office and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
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Interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; pathogenesis; keratitis; immunity; treatment
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hube
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institue Jena (HKI), Beutenbergstrasse 11a, 07745 Jena, Germany
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Interests: molecular biology and infection biology of human pathogenic fungi (Candida albicans, C. glabrata); infection models; host/pathogen interactions; functional genomics; virulence attributes
Prof. Dr. Bettina Kempkes
Helmholtz Zentrum München (GmbH), German Research Center for Environmental Health, Haematologikum, Research Unit Gene Vectors, Marchioninistraße 25, 81377 München, Germany
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Interests: notch signalling; Kaposi's Sarcoma associated virus; Epstein Barr Virus; epigenetics of herpesviral infection; latent infection; protein-protein interactions in virus/host interactions
Dr. Frank Lafont
Center of Infection and Immunity of Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille-CNRS UMR8204-INSERM U1019- 1 rue du Prof Calmette, F-59021 Lille, France
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Interests: biophysics: biophotonics, near-filed microscopy; cell biology: membrane traffic, membrane signalling, autophagy; microbiology: host-pathogen interaction
Assoc. Prof. Dirk Lange
The Stone Centre at VGH, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Interests: Bacterial biofilms; antimicrobial coatings; urinary tract infection; device associated infections; antifouling coatings and materials
Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
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Interests: tropical diseases; free-living amoebae; dentification of amoebas; the use of interfering RNA and chemotherapy for the treatment of pathogens
Dr. Syra Madad
System-wide Special Pathogens Program, New York City Health + Hospitals, 125 Worth Street, Suite 412, New York, NY 10013, USA
Interests: highly infectious disease preparedness and response; emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; global health
Dr. Rachel McLoughlin
School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: T-cells in Staphylococcus aureus infection, S.aureus vaccine development, S.aureus evasion of phagocytes
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Special Issue: Staphylococcus Aureus Infection
Dr. Vivi Miriagou
Laboratory of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Vas. Sofias 127, 11521, Athens, Greece
Interests: beta-lactamases; genetics of bla genes; molecular epidemiology of resistance genes and their genetic carriers; expression, mobilization and clustering of resistance determinants; integrons and transposable elements; multi-resistant plasmids in Gram-negative bacteria
Dr. Mhairi A. Morris
School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
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Interests: viral oncology; viral oncoproteins; tissue invasion and metastasis; tumour microenvironment; tumour viruses, chronic inflammation and cancer; herpesviruses and autoimmune disease; cell signalling
Prof. James Morris
Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
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Interests: Infectious Disease, Parasitology, Pathogens, Glucose Metabolism, Hexokinase, Protozoan Parasites, Trypanosoma, Plasmodium, Naegleria
Dr. Tracy L. Nicholson
National Animal Disease Center- ARS- USDA, P.O. Box 70, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010, USA
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Interests: host-pathogen interactions; respiratory infections; coinfections; gene regulation; Staphylococcus; MRSA; Bordetella; Haemophilus; Streptococcus
Dr. Angela H. Nobbs
Oral Microbiology, University of Bristol, School of Oral & Dental Sciences, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY, UK
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Interests: Mechanisms of bacterial (Streptococcus) colonisation and pathogenesis; polymicrobial interactions; biofilm formation
Dr. Michael Otto
Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
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Interests: pathogenesis of staphylococcal infections; Staphylococcus aureus; MRSA; coagulase-negative staphylococci; biofilm; bacterial toxins; antimicrobial peptides; innate host defense; bacterial immune evasion; antibiotic resistance
Dr. Laurence G. Rahme
Harvard Medical School, 340 Thier Research Building, 50 Blossom Street, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; multi-host pathogenesis; host-pathogen interactions; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Acinetobacter; Quorum sensing; small excreted molecules; virulence factors; anti-infectives, anti-virulence drugs; Antibiotic tolerance; models of infections; Drosophila; intestinal infections; burn injury; wound infections; muscle response to infection; bacterial transcriptional regulation
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Special Issue: Biosurfactants
Special Issue: Pathogen Infection Models
Dr. Stephanie L. Richards
Environmental Health Sciences Program, Department of Health Education and Promotion College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, 3403 Carol Belk Building, MS #529, 300 Curry Court, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
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Interests: medical entomology, mosquito-borne viruses (vector competence), mosquito surveillance/control
Dr. Mariela Segura
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
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Interests: study the cellular and molecular basis of innate and adaptive immunity to capsular polysaccharides of pathogenic bacteria and the role of dendritic cells (DCs) in orchestrating these responses; special interest on Streptococcus suis research and vaccine development
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Special Issue: Streptococcus suis
Prof. Dr. Moriya Tsuji
HIV and Malaria Vaccine Program, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Affiliate of The Rockefeller University, 455 First Ave, Room 747, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Interests: malaria; protozoa; HIV; vaccine; cell-mediated immunity; adjuvant
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Special Issue: Animal Model to Study Viral Immunity
Dr. Anthony Underwood
Bioinformatics Group | Applied Laboratory and Bio- Informatics Unit, Microbiology Services, Colindale, Public Health England 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK
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Interests: pathogen genomics; phylogenomics; virulence; microbiology; public health
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Special Issue: Bacterial Pathogenomics: From Technology to Application
Dr. Nick R. Waterfield
Division of Biomedical Sciences, Warwick Medical School, Medical School Building, The University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
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Interests: invertebrate pathogens; toxin secretion and delivery systems; toxins; natural products; innate immunity
Prof. Bart C. Weimer
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
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Interests: systems biology, microbial physiology during infection, genomics, metagenomics, host/microbiome interactions
Dr. Guolong Zhang
Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
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Interests: innate immunity; host defense peptides; antibiotic alternatives
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Special Issue: Alternatives to Antibiotics: Current Strategies and Future Prospects
Prof. Dr. Guangming Zhong
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
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Interests: microbial manipulation of host signaling pathways; host responses to microbial infection and vaccine development; chlamydia, pathogenesis of tubal factor infertility; outer membrane vesicle budding
Dr. Wen-Quan Zou
Associate Professor of Departments of Pathology and Neurology, Associate Director of National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Adelbert Road, Room 403, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Interests: prions; prion diseases; neurodegenerative disorders; protein misfolding disorders; protein aggregations; neuroscience; alzheimer’s disease; and glycosylation
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Special Issue: Prions
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