Editors for Microbiology and Infectious Disease

We aim to publish studies that provide new insights into fundamental mechanisms, and cell growth and metabolism, in all microbes. We also welcome studies of all types of interactions between microorganisms in communities and between microbes and multicellular organisms, in both pathogenic and commensal interactions, including but not limited to investigations into the microbiome, microbial ecology, mycology, pathology, parasitology, and virology. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Miles P Davenport

    University of New South Wales, Australia

    Miles Davenport is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Infection Analytics Program at the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity at UNSW Sydney. He graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney and completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in immunology before retraining in mathematical biology. He leads a team of applied mathematicians who use statistical analysis and modelling to understand host-pathogen interactions in infection and immunity. This involves collaboration with a wide variety of experimental and clinical scientists both in Australian and internationally. Major areas of investigation include understanding HIV latency, malaria immunity and treatment, and neonatal immune development. He is a past-President of the Australasian Society for Immunology and is supported by an NHMRC (Australia) Investigator grant.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    virology
    immunity
    vaccines
    HIV/AIDS
    mathematical modelling
    host-pathogen interactions
    biostatistics
    Competing interests statement
    Miles Davenport receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), the Australian Research Council, and the National Institutes of Health (USA). He is an Associate Editor at PLoS Computational Biology and on the Editorial Board of Immunology and Cell Biology.
  2. Wendy S Garrett

    Wendy S Garrett

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States

    Wendy Garrett is a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, co-Director of the Harvard Chan Center for the Microbiome in Public Health, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Her work explores host-microbiota interactions underlying mucosal immune homeostasis, gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders, and cancer. She graduated from the Yale College; received her MD PhD from Yale University and completed post-graduate training at Harvard.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    host-microbiota interactions
    microbiome
    mucosal immunology
    Competing interests statement
    Wendy Garrett serves on advisory boards of Evelo Biosciences, Kintai Therapeutics, and Leap Therapeutics. She is a member of the Cell Reports and Journal of Clinical Microbiology editorial boards.
  3. Diane M Harper

    University of Michigan, United States

    Diane M Harper, MD, MPH, MS, completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the fields of Chemical Engineering and Polymerics. She received her medical and public health degrees from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, where she also did residencies in Gynecology/Obstetrics and Family Medicine. Dr Harper has spent the majority of her professional career at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, as clinician, teacher and researcher in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community and Family Medicine and Women’s and Gender Studies, including improving life for LGBTQ.

    She has received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Excellence in Education Award and the Curtis Hames Research Award honoring her for changing medical care for women through evidence based research. She served as the Chair of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville during which time she also served on the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

    She currently is a tenured Professor at the University of Michigan, serving as the Director for Research Management within the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research, one of 50 Clinical and Translational Science Award Research Hubs across the United States. To date she has over 250 peer reviewed publications with over 27,000 citations, and over 40,000 downloads of her seminal review of HPV vaccines.

    While at Dartmouth she developed and directed the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group based at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in which research on all aspects of HPV associated diseases, specifically cervical cancer prevention was conducted. She is an internationally recognized expert on Human Papillomavirus, the cause of cervical cancer, and its prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines. She has published the sentinel clinical research on HPV vaccines and lectured internationally in over 100 countries. She has served on NCI research committees, European research study sections, addressed the Council on Foreign Affairs, and served as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization. Dr Harper has been honored as one of the top clinicians in her field in the US, and Family Physician of the Year in New Hampshire in 2006.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    HPV associated diseases
    primary care
    women's health
    cancer precursor detection
    health behaviours
    epidemiology
    cancer screening
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Diane Harper has received funding from NCI, NCATS, NHLBI, CDC, multiple national philanthropic organizations, including the American Cancer Society, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Susan G Komen Foundation, in addition to state and local funding agencies and collaborations with industry. She serves in editorship capacities on boards including the Annals of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine Reports, PLoS ONE, and Gynecologic Oncology. She is a peer reviewer for The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, among other journals.
  4. Bavesh Kana

    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    Bavesh Kana directs the DSI/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, a national Centre of Excellence with nodes at University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. He is a research fellow at the Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa and a consultant for the South African Medical Research Council and the Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute in Cambridge, USA. He obtained his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has conducted research visits at the University of Pennsylvania, the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Texas A&M University, the Public Health Research Institute in New Jersey and Harvard Medical School. He studies tuberculosis with a focus on identifying new drug targets implicated in remodelling of the peptidoglycan layer in the cell wall of the tubercle bacteria that cause this disease. His research extends to the clinical setting in South Africa, where he has developed several cohorts to study treatment response in individuals infected with tuberculosis and HIV, with an emphasis on eradicating persister organisms and shortening treatment duration. He has also been involved in the development of proficiency and quality assurance reagents for scaled deployment of infectious disease molecular diagnostics in resource-limited settings. Among the awards he has received are an appointment as an Early Career Scientist of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, selection as one of the 200 top young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian newspaper, the South African Medical Research Council scientific merit award for outstanding lifetime scientific contribution to health research, and the Vice Chancellors Innovation Award. He received the CEO Titan Award for meaningful contributions to shift the African landscape and has been involved in various spinout biotech companies in South Africa and internationally. He is a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa.

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    tuberculosis
    tuberculosis-HIV
    bacterial dormancy
    bacterial persistence
    differential culturability
    peptidoglycan
    bacterial cell walls
    bacterial energy metabolism
    tuberculosis drugs
    drug resistance
    Experimental organism
    M. tuberculosis
    M. smegmatis
    E. coli
    SARS-CoV-2
    Competing interests statement
    Bavesh Kana has received funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States National Institutes of Health, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), South African Department of Science and Technology/Innovation, South African National Research Foundation, South African Medical Research Council, National Health Laboratory Services and the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a co-founder of and scientific advisor to SmartSpot Quality CC and scientific advisor to the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Microscopy and Microanalysis Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, Cape Town HVTN laboratory and Olilux Biosciences (USA).
  5. Päivi Ojala

    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Imperial College London, United Kingdom

    Päivi Ojala is the Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at University of Helsinki and Chair of Viral Tumorigenesis at Imperial College London. She has made significant contributions to the Kaposi’s Sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) field and has more recently focused also on the role of lymphatic endothelial microenvironment on cancer cell metastasis. She has expertise in organotypic 3D co-culture models, cell-based high-content screens, protein kinase signalling and viral technologies. Her work has led to demonstration of restoration of p53 function by small molecule inhibitors as a therapeutic modality for KSHV-induced lymphomas, identification of host Pim kinases, nucleophosmin, and the p53-p21 axis as novel regulators of viral replication, and shown that KSHV infection reprograms lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) to a new, more invasive cell type. They have also demonstrated that LEC interaction with melanoma cells leads to increased distant organ metastasis in vivo, which is dependent on MMP14, Notch3 and b1-integrin- Dr. Ojala holds a doctoral degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Helsinki, and has received postdoctoral training at the Yale School of Medicine, CT, USA.

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    human tumor viruses
    virus-host interactions
    cancer metastasis
    notch signaling
    lymphatic endothelial transcription factors
    CAR T cell therapies
    Experimental organism
    human primary and cancer cells
    immunocompromised mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Päivi Ojala receives funding from the Academy of Finland, Sigrid Juselius Foundation, Cancer Foundation Finland and University of Helsinki.
  6. Sara L Sawyer

    University of Colorado Boulder, United States

    Sara Sawyer is a recognized expert in the birth of new human viruses deriving from animal reservoirs. Dr Sawyer has received national and international awards including the Richard M. Elliott award in virology, the Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, and the Andy Kaplan Prize in Retrovirology. In 2011 she was awarded a PECASE award from President Obama at the White House. She holds a PhD from Cornell University, a BS in Chemical Engineering, and completed postdoctoral training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

    Dr Sawyer is an expert in virology, evolution, model organisms, viral reservoirs, infectious disease diagnostics, and testing and monitoring in COVID-19.

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Evolutionary Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    virology
    viral host-switching and zoonosis
    host-virus arms races
    innate immunity
    genomics
    HIV
    SARS-CoV-2
    dengue viruses
    arenaviruses
    influenza viruses
    Experimental organism
    human
    viruses
    tissue culture
    Competing interests statement
    Sara Sawyer is a co-founder of Darwin Biosciences, which develops infectious disease diagnostics. She is a consultant for the U.S. government on biomedical issues relevant to national defense. She receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the Department of Defense.
  7. Dominique Soldati-Favre

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Dr Dominique Soldati-Favre studied biochemistry and earned her PhD degree in molecular biology from the University of Zürich (Switzerland) in 1990. She then conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1995 she was appointed assistant professor at the Center for Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). In 2001 she moved to Imperial College London (United Kingdom) and became Reader. Since 2004, she is professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.

    Her laboratory is studying obligate intracellular parasitism using Toxoplasma gondii and is also increasingly engaged in malaria research. The main line of research focuses on the cell biology underlying how these pernicious pathogens glide into mammalian cells. Her group is also aiming at defining the metabolic needs and capabilities of the parasites as well as how they subvert host cellular functions in particular to access nutrients.

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    parasitology
    organelle biogenesis
    protein trafficking
    metabolism
    host pathogen interaction
    signalling
    Experimental organism
    T. gondii
    apicomplexans
    kinetoplastids
    Competing interests statement
    Dominique Soldati-Favre currently receives funding from the European Research Council and from the Swiss National Science Foundation. She is editor for Parasitology at Molecular Microbiology and she is on the editorial boards of PLOS Pathogens, Traffic and mBio.
  8. Gisela Storz

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, United States

    Gisela Storz has been an Investigator in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland since 1991. She obtained a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado in 1984 and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988, where she studied the bacterial response to oxidative stress working with Bruce Ames. Her current work is focused on understanding gene regulation in response to environmental signals and elucidating the roles of small RNAs and small proteins of less than 50 amino acids in these regulatory networks. Dr. Storz was the recipient of the American Society for Microbiology Eli Lilly Award and is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and US National Academy of Sciences.

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    small noncoding RNAs
    oxidative stress
    gene regulation
    bacterial physiology
    regulatory RNAs
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    Competing interests statement
    Gisela Storz is employed by the Intramural Program of the National Institutes of Health. She served on the Scientific Advisory Board of Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology. In addition to being a Senior Editor for eLife, she is an Editor at RNA and on the Editorial Boards of mBio, Annual Reviews of Genetics and Microbiology Spectrum.
  9. Jos WM van der Meer

    Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands

    Jos WM van der Meer is emeritus Professor of Medicine at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Between 1992 and 2012 he was head of the Department of internal medicine at the Radboud University Medical Centre. His major areas of expertise are host defence against infection, trained immunity, autoinflammation, immunodeficiency and antimicrobial policy.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    infectious disease and host defense
    innate immunity
    trained immunity
    immunodeficiency
    autoinflammatory diseases
    chronic fatigue syndrome
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Jos WM van der Meer is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), for which he served as a vice-president from 2005 to 2011. He is a member of Academia Europaea and he is past-president of EASAC, the European Academies Science Advisory Council. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and in Edinburgh and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases. He is a member of the Dutch National Board for Research Integrity LOWI. He received a number of prices and awards, such as the Gold Hijmans van den Bergh medal. He was awarded knighthood in the order of the Netherlands Lion in 2003.

Reviewing editors

  1. Jonathan Abraham

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    emerging viruses
    antibody neutralisation
    viral entry
    viral replication
    x-ray crystallography
    cryo-EM
  2. Sonja V Albers

    University of Freiburg, Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    molecular biology of Archaea
    Sulfolobus
    Haloferax
  3. Rebecca Bart

    The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, United States

    Expertise
    Plant Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    host-pathogen-environment interactions
    non-model organisms
    cassava
    Xanthomonas
    genetics
    genomics
  4. Christine Beemelmanns

    Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Ecology
    Research focus
    microbe-host interactions
    natural products
    total synthesis
    symbiosis
    bioorganic synthesis
    sphingolipids
  5. Pamela Bjorkman

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    HIV
    coronavirus
    antibodies
    neutralization
    vaccine design
    viral fusion
    structural biology
  6. Melanie Blokesch

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    regulatory networks
    horizontal gene transfer
    secretion systems
    quorum sensing
    V. cholerae
  7. Marc J Bonten

    University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    antibiotic resistance
    healthcare-associated infections
    prevention
    clinical trials
  8. Axel A Brakhage

    Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (HKI), Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    infection biology of fungi
    microbial secondary metabolism
    microbial communication
    biotechnology
    transcription factors
    macrophages
    neutrophils
    Experimental organism
    Aspergillus
    Streptomyces
  9. Melanie M Brinkmann

    Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    herpesviruses
    innate immunity
    intracellular trafficking
  10. Jan E Carette

    Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    virology
    virus-host interactions
    AAV gene therapy
    virus entry
    viral pathogenesis
    picornaviruses
    flaviviruses
  11. Flaminia Catteruccia

    Harvard School of Public Health, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    vector biology
    malaria
    vector-plasmodium interactions
    reproductive biology
    Experimental organism
    A. gambiae
  12. Sara Cherry

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    virology
    microbiology
    innate immunity
    genetics
    genomics
    emerging pathogens
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  13. Isaac Chiu

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neuroimmunology
    pain
    microglia
    infection
    bacterial pathogens
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    rat
  14. Christine Clayton

    Zentrum fuer Molekulare Biologie der Universitaet Heidelberg (ZMBH), Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    trypanosomes
    mRNA degradation
    RNA-binding proteins
  15. Sarah E Cobey

    University of Chicago, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    B cells
    coevolution
    infectious disease dynamics
    influenza
    mathematical modelling
    vaccination
  16. Maureen L Coleman

    University of Chicago, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Ecology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    microbial ecology
    bacterial genomics
    bacteriophage-host interactions
    viral ecology
    microbial phototrophy
    stress response
  17. Caroline Colijn

    Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    evolution of pathogens
    pathogen ecology
    mathematics
    epidemiological modelling
  18. Lydia Contreras

    The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacteria
    regulatory RNAs
    sRNAs
    bacterial regulation
    epitranscriptomics
    RNA modifications
  19. Alex R Cook

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    infectious disease epidemiology
    mathematical modelling
    biostatistics
    health policy
  20. Vaughn S Cooper

    University of Pittsburgh, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    experimental evolution
    antimicrobial resistance
    biofilms
    education
    adaptation
    cancer
    Experimental organism
    Pseudomonas
    E. coli
    Burkholderia
    Acinetobacter
  21. Laura Dassama

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial multidrug resistance
    chemoenzymatic syntheses
    beta-hemoglobinopathies
  22. Samuel L Díaz-Muñoz

    University of California, Davis, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    social evolution
    reassortment
    experimental evolution
    genomics
    sex
    environmental microbiology
    behavior
  23. Ivan Dikic

    Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    ubiquitination
    autophagy
    ER remodelling
    infection
    virus
    bacteria
    cancer
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    C. elegans
    S. cerevisiae
  24. Nels C Elde

    University of Utah, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    host-microbe interactions
    evolutionary genetics
    virus evolution
    experimental evolution
    innate immunity
    Experimental organism
    primates
    poxviruses
    zebrafish
  25. Marcelo U Ferreira

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    infectious diseases
    malaria
    parasites
    epidemiology
    population genomics
    genomics
    control
  26. Ron AM Fouchier

    Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    influenza
    respiratory viruses
    emerging viruses
    virus evolution
  27. Guangxia Gao

    Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    retroviruses
    HIV-1
    virus-host interactions
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    viruses
  28. Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis

    Attikon University Hospital, Greece

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    sepsis
    hidradenitis suppurativa
    pathogenesis of infection
    biomarkers
  29. Karine A Gibbs

    Harvard University, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    Proteus mirabilis
    sociomicrobiology
    bacterial genetics
    kin discrimination
    self/non-self recognition
  30. Thomas Gingeras

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    genomics
    gene expression
    regulatory networks
    chromosomal modification
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
    mouse
  31. Leslie Goo

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    virology
    flaviviruses
    antibodies
    emerging viruses
    humoral immunity
  32. Frederik Graw

    Heidelberg University, Germany

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    theoretical immunology
    host-pathogen interactions
    viral spread
    infection dynamics
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    viruses
  33. Peter Greenberg

    University of Washington School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    microbial physiology
    gene regulation
    sociomicrobiology
    quorum sensing
    cell-cell communication
  34. Shozeb Haider

    University College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    X-ray crystallography
    molecular dynamics simulations
    allostery
    structure-based drug design
    structural bioinformatics
    computational chemistry
    nucleic acids
    rare diseases
  35. Nicola L Harris

    Monash University, Australia

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    type 2 immunity
    helminth infection
    microbiota
    mucosal immunology
  36. Sophie Helaine

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    host-pathogen interaction
    bacterial pathogenesis
    persistence
    antibiotic persisters
    toxin-antitoxin systems
    Experimental organism
    S. enterica
  37. Niel Hens

    University of Antwerp, Belgium

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    multivariate statistics
    HCV and HIV coinfection
    infectious disease modelling
    applied statistics
  38. Prabhat Jha

    Saint Michael's Hospital, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    global health
    infectious disease and population dynamics
    randomized controlled trials
  39. Mark Jit

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Public Health England, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    vaccines
    infectious disease epidemiology
    mathematical modelling
    health economics
    low- and middle-income countries
    Experimental organism
    human
    vaccine-preventable pathogens
    human papillomavirus
    measles virus
    rotavirus
    influenza virus
    S. pneumoniae
  40. Elizabeth Johnson

    Cornell University, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    gut microbiome
    sphingolipids
    infant nutrition
  41. Frank Kirchhoff

    Ulm University Medical Center, Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    AIDS
    innate immunity
    restriction factors
    viral evasion
    Experimental organism
    HIV
    SIV
    SARS-CoV-2
  42. Karla Kirkegaard

    Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    drug resistance
    viral evolution
    dominant genes
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    viruses
  43. Urszula Krzych

    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    adoptive immunity
    immune memory responses
    liver resident T memory cells
    Plasmodium liver stage infection
    Plasmodium antigens/vaccines
    design of malaria vaccines
  44. Luis F Larrondo

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    circadian biology
    photobiology
    synthetic biology
    gene expression
    fungal biology
    plant pathogenic fungi
    filamentous fungi
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    N. crassa
  45. Michael Laub

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial cell cycle
    toxin-antitoxin systems
    signal transduction
    protein evolution
    chromosome organisation
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    C. crescentus
  46. Elena Levashina

    Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    malaria ecology
    mosquito immune system
    Anopheles gambiae
    Experimental organism
    P. falciparum
  47. Petra Anne Levin

    Washington University in St. Louis, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial cytoskeleton
    temporal and spatial control of cell division
    cell size control
    cell cycle dynamics in bacterial systems
    Experimental organism
    B. subtilis
    E. coli
  48. Joseph Lewnard

    University of California, Berkeley , United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    infectious disease
    vaccines
    casual inference
    transmission modelling
    streptococcus spp.
    respiratory pathogens
    enteric disease
  49. Wenhui Li

    National Institute of Biological Sciences, China

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    virus infection
    hepatitis b/d virus
    receptor
    antivirals
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    viruses
  50. Sebastian Lourido

    Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    calcium signaling
    host-pathogen interactions
    genetic screening
    protein kinases
    genomics
    quantitative proteomics
    Apicomplexan parasites
    Experimental organism
    T. gondii
    P. falciparum
  51. Mark Marsh

    University College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    virus entry
    membrane trafficking
    cellular mechanisms of viral restriction
    viral pathogenesis
    HIV
    Alphaviruses
    Flaviviruses
    endocytosis
    virus receptors
    Experimental organism
    viruses
  52. James M McCaw

    The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Ecology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    mathematical epidemiology
    virus dynamics
    infectious diseases
    mathematical modelling
    pandemics
    influenza
    malaria
    COVID-19
  53. Malcolm J McConville

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    protozoan parasites
    metabolomics
    metabolism
    Leishmaniasis
    trypanosomatids
    glycobiology
    Experimental organism
    T. gondii
  54. Tam Mignot

    Aix-Marseille University, France

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    signal transduction
    motility
    bacterial development
    bacterial cell biology
    Experimental organism
    M. xanthus
  55. Sara Mitri

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    microbial ecology and evolution
    mathematical modelling
    synthetic ecology
    interspecies interactions
  56. Shaeri Mukherjee

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    membrane traffic
    host-pathogen interactions
    endoplasmic reticulum
    Experimental organism
    L. pneumophila
  57. Phil Newmark

    Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    Planarian
    regeneration
    Schistosoma
    germ cells
  58. Thorsten Nurnberger

    University of Tübingen, Germany

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    plant-microbe interactions
    plant immunity
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
  59. C. Brandon Ogbunugafor

    Yale University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Physics of Living Systems
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    disease ecology
    microbial evolution
    population genetics
    epidemiology
    evolutionary medicine
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    human
    P. falciparum
    S. cerevisiae
    viruses
  60. Kim Orth

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    Vibrio
    T3SS
    virulence pathogenesis
    host-pathogen
    AMPylation
    Fic-domain
    Experimental organism
    Vibrio spp
  61. Julie Overbaugh

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    HIV neutralizing antibodies
    HIV ADCC antibodies
    HIV transmission
    interferon and HIV restriction
  62. Owen Pornillos

    University of Virginia, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    higher-order assembly
    cell-free reconstitution
    retrovirus structure
    tripartite motif proteins
  63. Paul Rainey

    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany

    Expertise
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    adaptive radiation
    evolution of individuality
    evolutionary genetics
    ecological genetics
    emergence of infectious diseases
    forecasting evolution
  64. Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    dengue
    malaria
    Zika
    vector-bone diseases
    serology
    modeling
    Experimental organism
    human
  65. Antonis Rokas

    Vanderbilt University, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    phylogenomics
    genome evolution in fungi and animals
    evolution of fungal secondary/specialized metabolic pathways
    evolution of mammalian pregnancy
    eukaryotic genome evolution
    evolution of opportunistic pathogenicity
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    mammals
    Aspergillus
  66. Kei Sato

    The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    virology
  67. Joshua T Schiffer

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    herpesviruses
    HIV
    COVID-19
    T cell immunology
    Experimental organism
    human
    viruses
    HSV
    SARS-CoV-2
  68. John W Schoggins

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    virology
    antiviral
    interferon
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    bats
  69. Alex Sigal

    Africa Health Research Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    SARS-CoV-2
    COVID-19
    antibody neutralisation
    viral evolution
    experimental evolution
    cell-to-cell viral spread
  70. Olivier Silvie

    Sorbonne Université, Inserm, France

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    parasite biology
    malaria
    host-parasite interactions
    vaccines
    Experimental organism
    P. falciparum
    human
    mouse
  71. Viviana Simon

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    viral-host interactions
    retroviral restriction factors
    HIV drug resistance
  72. Christina L Stallings

    Washington University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    bacterial pathogenesis
    mycobacterium tuberculosis
    bacterial transcription
    innate immune responses
    host-pathogen interactions
  73. Margaret Stanley

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    vaccines
    cervix cancer
    cervix precancer
    keratinocyte biology
    human papillomavirus
    DNA viruses
    vaccine immunology
    Experimental organism
    human
  74. Peter Turnbaugh

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    metagenomics
    human gut microbiome
    nutrition
    pharmacology
    bacteriophages
    CRISPR-Cas systems
    gnotobiotics
    microbial metabolism
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  75. Dario Riccardo Valenzano

    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    biology of aging
    microbiome
    killifish
    neutral evolution
    mutation load
    comparative genomics
    immunosenescence
  76. Frank van de Veerdonk

    Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    medical mycology
    clinical immunology
  77. Russell E Vance

    University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    bacterial pathogenesis
    interferon
    inflammasomes
    pathogen-sensing
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    L. pneumophila
    M. tuberculosis
  78. Kevin Verstrepen

    VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, Belgium

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    yeast
    aroma
    fermentation
    genomics
    molecular evolution
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  79. Joseph T Wade

    Wadsworth Center, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial gene regulation
    bacterial CRISPR systems
    bacterial regulatory RNA
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    S. typhimurium
    M. tuberculosis
  80. Jacco Wallinga

    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
    Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    modeling of infectious diseases
    vaccination
    infectious disease control
    public health
    bioinformatics
  81. Amy Wesolowski

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    infectious diseases
    mobility
    malaria
    parasites
    measles
  82. Alexander Westermann

    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany, Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    Dual RNA-seq
    small RNA
    bacteroides thetaiotaomicron
    ProQ
  83. Blake Wiedenheft

    Montana State University, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacteriophages
    genome editing
    host-parasite interactions
  84. Karina B Xavier

    Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial signal transduction
    quorum sensing
    microbiota
    microbe-host interactions
    symbiosis
    gene regulation
    bacterial metabolism
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    E. coli
  85. Jie Xiao

    Johns Hopkins University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Physics of Living Systems
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    single molecule biophysics
    microbiology
    cell division
    cell wall
    gene expression
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
  86. María Mercedes Zambrano

    CorpoGen, Colombia

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    environmental microbiology
    microbial communities
    biodiversity
    microbiome
    antimicrobial resistance
    extreme environments