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Bernard Arulanandam
Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Professor and Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise

Phone: (210) 458-5492
Email: Bernard.Arulanandam@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Cellular Immunology
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Mucosal Immunity
Hong Cai
Hong Cai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-6493
Email: Hong.Cai@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomic Signal Processing
  • Systems Biology
Astrid Cardona
Astrid E. Cardona, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair

Phone: (210) 458-5071
Email: Astrid.Cardona@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Neuroinflammation and Mechanisms of Tissue Damage in Diabetic Retinopathy and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroprotective Approaches via Modulation of Innate Immune Function
Sandra Cardona
Sandra Cardona, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-4089
Email: Sandra.Cardona@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Function of Glial Cells in Neuroinflammation
  • Neurodegeneration during Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetic Retinopathy
James Chambers
James P. Chambers, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5477
Email: James.Chambers@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Acinetobaster baumannii Enzymology
  • Biosensor Sensing Element Development
  • Francisella tularensis Enzymology
  • Glycoconjugate Isolation/Characterization
  • Influenza Nucleic Acid Based Detection
Ashok Chaturvedi
Ashok Chaturvedi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-7023
Email: Ashok.Chaturvedi@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Fungal Biofilm
  • Fungal Proteomics
  • Immunology
Mark Eppinger
Mark Eppinger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6276
Email: Mark.Eppinger@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Bioinformatics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbial Genomics
Thomas Forsthuber
Thomas G. Forsthuber, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5760
Email: Thomas.Forsthuber@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Mechanisms Promoting Autoimmune Diseases
  • Translational Research That Can Be Directly Applied
Neal Guentzel
M. Neal Guentzel, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (210) 458-4473
Email: Neal.Guentzel@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Microscopy
  • Vaccines
Kirsten Hanson
Kirsten Hanson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5904
Email: Kirsten.Hanson@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Antimalarial Drug Discovery
  • Automated high Content Imaging
  • Host-Parasite Interactions
  • Plasmodium Cell and Developmental Biology
Hans Heidner
Hans W. Heidner, Ph.D.

Professor and Assistant Department Chair

Phone: (210) 458-5767
Email: Hans.Heidner@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Alphavirus-Based Vectors for Cell Targeting and Vaccine Applications and Development
  • Replication of Alphaviruses
Chiung-Yu Hung
Chiung-Yu Hung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7018
Email: Chiungyu.Hung@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Fungal Immunology
  • Fungal Pathogenesis
  • Medical Mycology
  • Vaccine Development
Karl Klose
Karl E. Klose, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6140
Email: Karl.Klose@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Vibrio cholerae
Soo Chan Lee
Soo Chan Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5398
Email: Soochan.Lee@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Fungal Morphogenesis
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Medical Mycology
  • Mucormycosis
  • Mycobiome
Jose Lopez-Ribot
Jose L. Lopez-Ribot, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Phone: (210) 458-7022
Email: Jose.LopezRibot@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Antifungal Drug Development
  • High Throughput Screening
  • Immunopathogenesis of Fungal Infections
  • Medical Mycology
  • Microbial Biofilms
Rahul Raghavan
Rahul Raghavan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: Rahul.Raghavan@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Coxiella burnetii Evolution and Virulence
  • Microbial Genomics
  • Regulatory RNA Evolution and Function
  • Tick Endosymbionts Evolution and Function
Stephen Saville
Stephen P. Saville, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7023
Email: Stephen.Saville@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Genetic Regulation of Candida albicans Cell Shape
  • Role of Morphogenetic and Associated Changes in Candida albicans Virulence
Janakiram Seshu
Janakiram Seshu, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6578
Email: J.Seshu@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Lyme Disease
  • Q-Fever
Sara Shields-Menard
Sara Shields-Menard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Phone: (210) 458-3990
Email: Sara.Shields-Menard@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Biofuels
  • Bioremediation
  • Biosciences II Lab
  • Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
  • Environmental and Industrial Microbiology
Yufeng Wang
Yufeng Wang, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6492
Email: Yufeng.Wang@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics
  • Systems Biology
Jieh-Juen Yu
Jieh-Juen Yu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-5210
Email: Jiehjuen.Yu@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Mucosal Immunity
  • Vaccine Development against Bacterial Infection
Guoquan Zhang
Guoquan Zhang, DVM, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7020
Email: Guoquan.Zhang@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Immunology
  • Vaccine Development
  • Vector-Borne, Emerging, and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Yan Zhang
Yan Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-7020
Email: Yan.Zhang@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Developing Vaccines against Cancer and Infectious Diseases
  • Mechanisms of Host Cell-Microbial Pathogen Interaction
Xhavit Zogaj
Xhavit Zogaj, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-7033
Email: Xhavit.Zogaj@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Bacterial Biofilms
  • Vaccine Development against Tularemia

Adjoint

Garry Sunter
Garry Sunter, Ph.D.

Northern Illinois University

Floyd Wormley Jr.
Floyd L. Wormley Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

Texas Christian University
Email: floyd.wormley@tcu.edu

Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI)
Timothy Anderson
Dr. Timothy Anderson

Adjoint Professor

tanderso@txbiomed.org
Areas of Specialization

  • Epidemiology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Parasite Biology
Marie Claire Gauduin
Dr. Marie Claire Gauduin

Adjoint Associate Professor

mcgauduin@txbiomed.org
Areas of Specialization

  • Correlate of Protection
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mucosal Immunity
  • Vaccine Development
Jean Patterson
Dr. Jean Patterson

Adjoint Professor

jpatters@txbiomed.org
Areas of Specialization

  • Host Pathogen Interactions
Larry Schlesinger
Dr. Larry Schlesinger

Adjoint Professor

lschlesinger@txbiomed.org
Areas of Specialization

  • Cellular Immunology
  • Lung Innate Defense and Models
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Tuberculosis
Jordi Torrelles
Dr. Jordi Torrelles

Adjoint Professor

JTorrelles@txbiomed.org
Areas of Specialization

  • Bacterial Cell Wall Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
Joanne Turner
Dr. Joanne Turner

Adjoint Professor

joanneturner@txbiomed.org
Areas of Specialization

  • Aging
  • Immunology
  • Tuberculosis

Emeritus

Judy Teale
Judy M. Teale, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Phone: (210) 458-7024
Email: Judy.Teale@utsa.edu
Areas of Specialization

  • Neurocysticercosis
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