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

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Assoc. Prof. 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. med. 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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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
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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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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, 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
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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
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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, 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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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
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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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Assoc. Prof. 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
Assoc. Prof. Silvia M. Uriarte
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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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