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Section Board for 'Human Pathogens' (63)

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Dr. David J Allen
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Interests: virology; enteric viruses; norovirus; rotavirus; enterovirus; virus surveillance; virus emergence and evolution; antigenic change; molecular epidemiology; public health virology; virus diagnostics; emerging viruses
Dr. Borsetti Alessandra
National HIV/AIDS Research Center, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, V.le Regina Elena 299, 00162 Rome, Italy
Interests: Infectious disease; Retrovirueses; HIV-1; SIV; Animal model; Primate; Host–virus interactions; Viral pathogenesis; Molecular Epidemiology; Immune response to viral infections; Innate immunity
Prof. Dr. Elliot J. Androphy
Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States
Interests: Mechanism of human papillomavirus induced malignancies; development of novel antiviral drugs; gene expression, DNA replication, RNA splicing; pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy and development of threapy for SMA; pathogenesis of HPV and Novel Therapeutic Approaches; and pathogenesis of a Motor Neuron Disease and Treatment
Prof. Dr. Carmelo Biondo

Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: interests: host-pathogen interactions; bacterial infection; vaccines; medical mycology; innate immunity
Dr. Matthias Brock
School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: nutrient acquisition and metabolism; bioluminescence imaging; infection models; fungal pathogens; virulence determinants; secondary metabolite production
Prof. Dr. Christopher C. Broder
Department of Microbiology and Immunology B4106, Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
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. Fabrizio Bruschi
Department of Translational Research, N.T.M.S., Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: immunology and diagnosis of human parasitic diseases; human infectious disease epidemiology; SDS-PAGE; Western blotting; imnnunohistochemistry; biotechnology; PCR; gelatin zymography
Prof. Dr. Lee Ann Campbell
Department of Global Health, UW Harborview Medical Center Box 359931, 325 Ninth Ave , Seattle, Washington, USA
Interests: Chlamydia; Host-pathogen Interactions; Infection and Cardiovascular Disease; Glycosylation; Bacterial Pathogenesis; STDs
Prof. Dr. Nicola Coppola
University of Campania+, L. Vanvitelli, Naples, ITALY
Interests: HBV, HCV, HDV and HAV infection; HIV infection; multi-drug resistance bacteria; antimicrobial stewardship
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
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
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Prof. Dr. Marceline Côté
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa K1H 8M5, ON, Canada
Interests: Filoviruses; RNA viruses; Emerging viruses; Viral entry
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Special Issue in Viruses: Emerging Viruses
Prof. Dr. Stuart Dashper
The Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: Polymicrobial chronic oral diseases, oral microbiome in health and disease, oral bacterial ecology, bacterial biofilms, novel antimicrobials, biomarkers of oral disease
Prof. Marian Dmochowski
Autoimmune Blistering Dermatoses Section, Department of Dermatology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 49 Przybyszewski Street, 60-355 Poznan, Poland
Interests: autoimmune blistering dermatoses; eosinophils and neutrophils in cutaneous inflammation; hair follicle pathology; skin aspects of connective tissue diseases
Prof. Dr. Mira Edgerton
Department of Oral Biology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Interests: antifungal peptides; molecular mycology; oral candidiasis
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Prof. Fabrizio Fabrizi

Foundation IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milano, Italy; Division of Nephrology
Interests: Clinical Nephrology, Viral Hepatitis in chromic kidney disease, hepatorenal syndrome
Prof. Dr. Nicole Fischer
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, Hamburg, Germany
Interests: viral tumorigenesis; viral latency; polyomaviruses; papillomaviruses; herpesviruses; viral metagenomics; clinical metagenomics in viral infections
Dr. Yves Gaudin
Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, 91198, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France
Interests: Virology, Mononegavirales, Rhabdovirus, Vesicular stomatitis virus, Rabies virus, Viral entry, Membrane fusion, Structural virology, Viral glycoproteins, Viral assembly, Viral factory, Liquid organelles
Prof. Dr. Angie Gelli
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University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: Fungal pathogens and host interactions
Prof. Dr. Delia Goletti
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Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani, Via Portuense 292, Roma 00149, Italy; Professor of Pathology, Unicamillus University, Rome 00149, Italy
Interests: immunity to M. tubewrculosis, Echinococcus granulosus, SARS-CoV-2, HIV
Prof. Sheila V. Graham
Centre for Virus Research, Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation, College of medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, G61 1QH Glasgow, UK
Interests: Human papillomavirus replication and associated cancers. Herpes simplex virus replication/life cycle. Viral gene regulation. 3D culture models of virus infection
Dr. Ubydul Haque
University of Florida, Gainesville,FL, USA
Interests: spatial epidemiology; Spatial Analysis; Routine Diagnostic Tests; Disease Outbreaks; Plasmodium falciparum; Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Prof. Dr. Christopher V. Hughes
Professor and Chair, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA
Interests: Pediatric Dental Diseases, Oral Microbiology
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Prof. Ronald M. Iorio

Retired: Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Interests: virus entry and fusion, Paramyxoviruses, viral glycoproteins and receptors, viral pathogenesis
Assoc. Prof. Anders Johansson
Divison of Molecular Periodontology, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Interests: periodontal infection; Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans; virulence mechanisms; pro-inflammatory response
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Prof. Carl Kirkwood
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Interests: enteric viruses, rotavirus, norovirus, surveillance, viral emergence and evolution
Dr. Anna Rosa Garbuglia
Lab of Virology; National Institute of Infectious Diseases , INMI, L. SPALLANZANI, 00149 Rome, Italy
Interests: Viral Hepatitis, Human Papillomavirus,virus evolution,molecular diagnostics, Emergent Pathogens
Prof. Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, 1600 Denison Avenue, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: enteric pathogens; type III secretion; type III effector; host-pathogen interactions; NF-kappaB; innate immunity; adhesion; DNA-protein interactions
Prof. Iain Lamont
Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, PO Box 56 Dunedin, New Zealand
Interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Cystic fibrosis; Siderophores; Antibiotic resistance; Molecular microbiology; Bacterial gene expression; Genomics
Prof. Dirk Lange
The Stone Centre at VGH, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Interests: Bacterial biofilms; antimicrobial coatings; urinary tract infection; device associated infections; antifouling coatings and materials
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Prof. Dr. Peter N. Lipke
Biology Department, City University of New York Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
Interests: Role of functional amyloids in cell adhesion; Structure and function of cell adhesion proteins in eukaryotes; Role of fungal cell adhesion proteins in pathogenesis; Structure, evolution, and biosynthesis of fungal cell walls; Discovery of wall-targeted antifungal drugs
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Prof. George Y. Liu

Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, CA 92093, USA
Interests: S. aureus pathogenesis
Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Departamento de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Pediatría, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Toxicología, Medicina Legal y Forense y Parasitología, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Avda. Astrofísico F. Sánchez, 2, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Interests: free living amoebae; therapeutics; emerging parasitic protozoa; diagnosis; natural compounds; synthetic compounds
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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
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Dr. Carlos Maluquer De Motes
Department of Microbial Sciences, University of Surrey, GU2 7XH Guildford, UK
Interests: virology; virus-host interactions; viral immune evasion; poxviruses; innate immunity; immune recognition; interferons; nucleic acid sensing
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Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA
Interests: virology; vaccines; antivirals; influenza viruses; arenaviruses; Zika virus; innate immunity; adaptive immunity; virus–host interaction
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Prof. Suresh K. Mittal
Department of Comparative Pathobiology,Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Interests: influenza viruses, adenoviruses, recombinant vaccines, viral vectors, innate and adaptive immunity, and animal models
Dr. Angela H. Nobbs
Oral Microbiology, University of Bristol, School of Oral & Dental Sciences, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY, UK
Interests: Mechanisms of bacterial (Streptococcus) colonisation and pathogenesis; polymicrobial interactions; biofilm formation
Dr. Jürg P.F. Nüesch
Infection, Inflammation and Cancer (IIC). Department Virus-Associated Carcinogenesis (F170) German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: Virology, small DNA Viruses, Virus-Host Cell Interactions, Signaling Cascades, Intracellular Transport, cytoskeleton dynamics, Virotherapy of Cancer, Paroviruses
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Assoc. Prof. Kimberly Paul
Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC), Clemson University, Clemson, USA
Interests: Molecular parasitology; trypanosomes; lipids; membranes; membrane trafficking; metabolism; cellular signaling; enzyme regulation; post-translational modifications
Dr. Guillermo I. Perez-Perez
Department of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; Gut Microbiology
Prof. William D. Picking

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66047, USA
Interests: Shigella, type III secretion system, bacterial pathogenesis, protein chemistry
Prof. Dr. María-Teresa Pérez-Gracia
Area de Microbiología, Departamento de Farmacia, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain
Interests: Antibiotic resistance; Clinical virology (hepatitis; HPV; HIV); Clinical microbiology
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Prof. Dr. Erle S. Robertson
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Interests: oncogenesis, viruses and cancer, viral oncology, Tumor Virology, Gene therapy, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Epstein-Barr Virus, Lymphoproliferative disease, Lymphomas, Microbiome and Cancer
Assoc. Prof. Stefan Rothenburg
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Davis School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-5271, USA
Interests: virology; host-virus interactions; poxviruses; viral immune evasion; protein kinase R (PKR); viral PKR inhibitors; viral host-range factors
Dr. Marat R. Sadykov
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, DRCII 7067, 985900 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Omaha, NE 68198-5900, USA
Interests: bacterial biofilm development, bacterial metabolism and physiology, bacterial genetics, restriction-modification (RM) systems, mobile genetic elements.
Dr. Cristiano Salata
Università degli Studi di Padova, 35122, Padua, Italy
Interests: characterization of the virus/host interactions; development of new antimicrobial compounds; surveillance and molecular epidemiology of emerging zoonotic agents; molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases
Dr. Marcello Otake Sato
Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan
Interests: One-health; Eco-health; Parasitology; Zoonosis; Eco-epidemiology, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases
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Dr. Kazuhide Sato
Nagoya University Institute for Advanced Research (IAR); Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nagoya University,Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
Interests: Pneumoniae, nanomedicine, medicalengineering, new technology for infectious disease
Prof. Dr. Kwang-Soo Shin

Department of Microbiology, Graduate School, Daejeon University, Daejeon, 34520, South Korea
Interests: Pathogenic fungi, Aspergillus fumigatus
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Prof. Barbara Spellerberg
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital Ulm, 89081, Germany
Interests: pathogenicity mechanisms, streptococci, antimicrobial peptides
Prof. Adrie J.C. Steyn
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1. Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
2. Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Durban, South Africa
Interests: Mtb bioenergetics; energy metabolism; immunometabolism; human TB pathogenesis; host gasotransmitters
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Prof. Tatsuo Suzutani
Department of Microbiology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan
Interests: molecular biology, infection biology and antivirals of Herpes simplex virus, Varicella-zoster virus and Cytomegalovirus
Prof. Staffan Svärd
Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: Giardia intestinalis
Dr. Alexander Swidsinski

Moleculargenetic Laboratory for Polymicrobial Infections und Biofilms, CCM, Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Hufelandweg 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Interests: polymicrobial infections and mucosal pathogens
Dr. Michelle Tate
Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Austrlia
Interests: Influenza virus, innate immunity, immunopathology
Assoc. Prof. Stephen Tristram
Laboratory Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, 7250, Australia
Interests: Respiratory pathogens – particularly Haemophilus influenzae; Antibiotic resistance – particularly when associated with B-lactamases or altered penicillin binding proteins; Natural transfer and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes
Dr. Takeaki Wajima

Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 192-0392 Tokyo, Japan
Interests: Haemophilus infection; streptococcal infection; antimicrobial resistance; pathogenesis; biofilm
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Assoc. Prof. Susan Whittier
Medical Center Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: Molecular diagnostics, Clostridium difficile, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, rapid susceptibility methods, translational research
Prof. Charles Wondji
1. Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow/ReaderLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineDepartment of Vector BiologyPembroke Place L3 5QA, Liverpool, UK
2. Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID), Yaoundé, Cameroon
Interests: tropical diseases such as Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis and Dengue; mosquitoes; malaria vectors; dengue vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae albopictus; the Lymphatic filariasis vector Culex quinquefasciatus
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Prof. Alexis de Rougemont

National Reference Centre for gastroenteritis viruses, Laboratory of Virology, University Hospital of Dijon Bourgogne, France; UMR PAM A 02.102 Microbiology and Food Processes, University of Bourgogne/AgroSup Dijon, France; School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Interests: virology, gastroenteritis viruses, norovirus, rotavirus, hepatitis E virus, emerging enteric viruses, viral emergence and evolution, molecular epidemiology and diagnostics, histo-blood group antigen interactions
Dr. Schuyler Van Engelenburg

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver, 80210 Denver, CO, USA
Interests: superresolution imaging; single molecule imaging approaches; Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1; lentiviruses; virus assembly; host–virus interactions
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Assoc. Prof. Angus C. Wilson
Department of Microbiology, New York University, School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
Interests: mechanisms of herpesvirus latency and reactivation; control of viral gene expression, virus-host interactions
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Herpesviruses
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
Interests: prions; prion diseases; neurodegenerative disorders; protein misfolding disorders; protein aggregations; neuroscience; alzheimer’s disease; and glycosylation
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Prions
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