Faculty

Frank & Athena Sarris Chair in Transplantation Biology
Research Focus:

Fundamental mechanisms of acute and chronic rejection in solid organ transplantation

Director, T1 Translational Research Track MS program at Institute for Clinical Research Education.
Research Focus:

Effector functions of mononuclear phagocytes (macrophages, monocytes) and neutrophils, their roles in the initiation and resolution process of injury in tissue sites such as the lungs, and their potential relevance to human disease.

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Research Focus:

Neural circuitry of the prefrontal cortex and related brain regions, and the alterations of this circuitry in schizophrenia

Fellowship Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program
Research Focus:

Our lab is focused on the host protective immune responses to M. tuberculosis (the bacterial pathogen for tuberculosis (TB), the leading factor in the outcome of infection. We are also interested in the interaction between SIV-Mtb co-infection, especially in the context of the HIV-TB global epidemic. Using a unique model of TB, we are able to follow the in vivo progression of disease using PET-CT imaging and track bacterial dissemination.

Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Research Focus:

Signaling pathways involved in lymphomagenesis

Associate Professor, Pathology and Pediatrics
Research Focus:

Relationship between chronic inflammation and the development of vascular, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases

Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Research Focus:

Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level cognitive control (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing). fMRI, DTI, PET, MRSI and cognitive testing are used