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Section Board for 'Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms' (49)

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Prof. Dr. Hinh Ly
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN 55455, USA
Interests: hemorrhagic fever viruses; arenaviruses; Lassa fever; host-virus interactions; innate immunity; viral pathogenesis and host defense
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Dr. Robbie B. Mailliard
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Infectious Diseases and Microbiology​, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Interests: anti-viral immunity; HIV infection; immune dysfunction; immune crosstalk between DCs, T cells, and NK cells; the development of cellular immunotherapies to treat chronic diseases including HIV and cancer
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Prof. Dr. Byung S. Kim
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Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Interests: autoimmune diseases; cytokines; immune regulation; nervous system diseases; viral pathogenesis
Dr. Uwe Fischer
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Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Institute of Infectology, 17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany
Interests: fish immunology; cell-mediated immune responses in fish; teleost cytotoxic T cells and NK cells; fish vaccination; fish cytokines; fish viruses; diagnostics of notifiable fish diseases
Prof. Dr. Song Jianxun
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Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Interests: T cell biology; T cell-based immunotherapy; Cell metabolism
Prof. Dr. Laurel L. Lenz
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Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
Interests: innate immunity; myeloid cells; natural killer cells; bacterial infections; Listeria monocytogenes; Streptococcus pneumonia; coinfections; cytokines; interferons
Prof. Dr. Leonardo A. Sechi
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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Interests: molecular bacteriology; medical microbiology; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; primer; autoimmune disease; microbial genetics; antigen; microbial pathogenesis; bacteriophage; virulence factors; nervous system autoimmune diseases; Mycobacteria; Crohn’s disease; molecular pathogenesis; cerebrospinal fluid; bionumerics; Mycobacterium avium; myelin basic proteins; Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis
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Prof. Dr. Søren Skov
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Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: host pathogen interaction; immunometabolism; T cell regulation and biology; macrophage regulation and biology; NK cell regulation and biology
Prof. Dr. Franco Pandolfi
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1. Post Graduate School in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
2. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Interests: clinical immunology; molecular immunology; primary immunodeficiency diseases; acquired immunodeficiencies; T-lymphocytes; cytokines; lymphoproliferative disorders; microbiota; primary and acquired immunodeficiencies; cancer immunology; covid immunology lymphoproliferative diseases
Prof. Dr. Carsten Münk
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Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: HIV; retroviruses; restriction factors; innate Sensing; antiviral deaminases
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Dr. Tonyia D. Eaves-Pyles
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-1019, USA
Interests: The importance of the gut microbiome and it’s effect on health and disease states and trauma; Currently focuses on understanding what constitutes balanced/beneficial immune responses to combat pathogen-induced hyper-inflammation resulting in host morbidity and morbidity; human cystatins
Dr. Claudia Matteucci
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Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Interests: Apoptosis Assays; Cell Culture; Flow Cytometry; Protein Expression; Immune Response; Microbiology; Apoptosis; Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell and Cancer Biology
Dr. Ashok Kumar
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Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Interests: Ocular infections; Innate Immunity; Inflammation; Toll-like receptor; Host defense mechanisms; Microbial Pathogenesis; Animal models of infectious diseases
Dr. Tommy Alain
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Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Interests: virology; innate immune responses; cell biology; oncology; mRNA translation; microbiology
Prof. Dr. Alexander Bukreyev
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Departments of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology, Galveston National Laboratory, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
Interests: RNA viruses; immunopathogenesis; immune response; vaccines; antibodies
Dr. Qingfeng Chen
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Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 138632, Singapore
Interests: Humanized mouse models; infectious diseases; immune-oncology; metabolism; autoimmunity
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Mastino
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Institute of Translational Pharmacology CNR, Rome 00133, Italy
Interests: Virus/host interactions; innate immunity to infections; apoptosis; autophagy; herpesviruses; human retroviruses; antiviral therapy
Dr. Mariela Segura
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC H3T 1J4, Canada
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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Prof. Dr. Sven Saussez
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Department of Human Anatomy and Experimental Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
Interests: cancer; biology; head and neck; oncoimmunology; prognostic; immunotherapy
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Dr. Michael T. Bailey
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Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, 700 Children's Drive, W410 Columbus, OH 43205, USA
Interests: bidirectional interactions between host physiology and the microbes that naturally reside within the gastrointestinal tract (i.e., the gut microbiota)
Prof. Dr. Falko Fend
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Department of Pathology, University Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
Interests: the pathology and molecular genetics of malignant lymphomas and innovative molecular pathology
Prof. Dr. William C. Gause
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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
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
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Centre d'immunologie de Marseille Luminy, Case 906, 13288 Marseille, CEDEX 09, France
Interests: intracellular pathogens; membrane trafficking; immune response; brucella; salmonella; mycobacterium
Prof. Dr. Sudhir Gupta
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Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of California at Irvine Medical Sciences I, C-240 Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Interests: Immunology: Dendritic cell biology, Regulatory T cells, Apoptosis
Dr. Ramin M. Hakami
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National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, College of Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Interests: Mechanisms of innate immune regulation by exosomes and other extracellular vesicles during infection with pathogenic agents; Exosome-autophagy interplay
Dr. Bryan Heit
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Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University, Health Sciences Addition H320, Dock 15 London, ON, Canada
Interests: apoptosis; inflammation; macropahges; staphylococcus aureus; phagocytosis
Dr. Sarah Jackson
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Cambridge Infectious Diseases, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Interests: Cytomegalovirus; herpes viruses; immune response; Host-Pathogen Interaction; T-Cells; Immunology; Infection; viral immunology; immune senescence
Prof. Dr. Tammy Kielian
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Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 USA
Interests: Host-pathogen interactions, Staphylococcus aureus, biofilm, immunology/innate immunity
Prof. Dr. Salomé LeibundGut-Landmann
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Section of Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: immunology to fungal infections (Candida, Malassezia); host-pathogen interactions in barrier tissues (skin, oral mucosa); IL-17 immunity; skin allergy
Prof. Dr. Xin Li
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Michael Smith Laboratories/Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: plant immune responses; NLR mediated plant immunity
Dr. Nick R. Waterfield
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Division of Biomedical Sciences, Warwick Medical School, Medical School Building, The University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: invertebrate pathogens; toxin secretion and delivery systems; toxins; natural products; innate immunity
Dr. Guolong Zhang
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Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Interests: innate immunity; host defense peptides; antibiotic alternatives
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Dr. Benoit Malleret
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Interests: Infectious diseases and Immunity
Dr. Eric Baranowski
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Host-Pathogen Interaction Unit, Animal Health Division, INRAE, ENVT,Toulouse, France
Interests: Adaptation strategies of minimal pathogens with focus on mycoplasmas and viral quasispecies
Prof. Dr. Neil Foster
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Head of Veterinary and Animal Science, SRUC Aberdeen Campus, Craibstone Estate, Ferguson Building, Aberdeen, AB21 9YA, UK
Interests: innate immune responses to microbial infections; inflammation and immunomodulation; development of biomarkers of disease
Dr. Christopher J. Coates
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Department of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales UK
Interests: invertebrate immunology; oxygen binding & transport proteins; shellfish health & disease; melanin-associated defences; cryptides; insects as disease models
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Prof. Dr. Maria Filippa Addis
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: veterinary infectious diseases; veterinary immunodiagnostics; animal and microbial proteomics; dairy ruminant mastitis; animal microbiome
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Prof. Dr. Xiao-Feng Yang
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Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Interests: Vascular immunology and atherosclerosis; Immunometabolism; Epigenetic pathology
Dr. Alexander David Barrow
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The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: poxvirus; skin infection and repair; growth factors; cytokines; chemokines
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Prof. Dr. Sergio Costa Oliveira
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Departmento de Bioquimica e Imunologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 31270-901 Salvador, Brazil
Interests: innate immunity; inflammasomes; cytosolic sensors; STING; caspase-11
Dr. Jorge Luis Espinoza
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Department of Hematology and RheumatoDepartment of Hematology and Rheumatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, 377-2, Ohno-Higashi, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka 577-8502, Japan
Interests: hematology and Oncology; microbe-induced carcinogenesis; cancer drug discovery; parasitic infections; opportunistic microorganisms; immunology; microbiota; infectious diseases; artificial intelligence and medical Sciences
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Prof. Dr. Eric Holub
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School of Life Sciences, Warwick Crop Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: Plant innate immunity (R-gene mediated resistance and pathogen avirulence); crop pathology and breeding (legumes and brassicas); sustainable food systems
Dr. Barun Poudel
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Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Interests: immunology; cancer biology; molecular biology; extracellular matrix components signaling; innate immunity
Dr. Justin M. Richner
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Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612-7342, USA
Interests: Immune senescence, viral immunity, flaviviruses
Prof. Dr. Maria S. Salvato
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Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Interests: Hemorrhagic fever; Lassa virus; vaccines; transcriptome profiles; animal models; primates; murine models; virus-specific immunity; innate signaling
Dr. Carlos Henrique Serezani
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School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Interests: Diabetes, obesity, skin infection, sepsis. innate immunity, macrophage, neutrophil, host defense, microRNAs, lung injury, epigenetic, immunometabolism, abscess, immunotherapy
Prof. Dr. William M. Shafer
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Interests: Bacterial resistance to innate host defense systems and vaccine development
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Dr. Igor Splichal
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Laboratory of Gnotobiology, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, 549 22 Novy Hradek, Czech Republic
Interests: Salmonella, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity, cytokines, HMGB1, Toll-like receptors, inflammasome, immunocompromised preterm host, gnotobiotic animal models
Dr. Silvia M. Uriarte
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Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Baxter I Bldg., Room 221F, 570 South Preston St., Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Interests: Neutrophil effector functions, Oral pathogens, periodontitis, innate immunity, innate immune evasion strategies by oral pathogens
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