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Section Board for 'Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms' (18)

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Assoc. Prof. Michael T. Bailey
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. med. Falko Fend
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
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
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
University of California at Irvine Medical Sciences I, C-240 Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Interests: Immunology: Dendritic cell biology, Regulatory T cells, Apoptosis
Assoc. Prof. Ramin M. Hakami
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
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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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
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
Section of Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: immunology to fungal infections (Candida, Malassezia); host-pathogen interactions in barrier tissues (skin, oral mucosa); IL-17 immunity; skin allergy
Prof. Hinh Ly
Department of Veterinary & Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA
Interests: hemorrhagic fever viruses, arenaviruses, Lassa fever, host-virus interactions, innate immunity, viral pathogenesis and host defense
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Dr. Barun Poudel
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
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Interests: Immune senescence, viral immunity, flaviviruses
Prof. Dr. Maria S. Salvato
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
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, United States
Interests: Diabetes, obesity, skin infection, sepsis. innate immunity, macrophage, neutrophil, host defense, microRNAs, lung injury, epigenetic, immunometabolism, abscess, immunotherapy
Prof. Dr. William M. Shafer
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Interests: Bacterial resistance to innate host defense systems and vaccine development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Assoc. Prof. Igor Splichal
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
Assoc. Prof. Silvia M. Uriarte
Associate Professor of Medicine, 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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