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. 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).
  4. 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
    tumor microenvironment
    metastasis
    Competing interests statement
    Päivi Ojala receives funding from the Academy of Finland, Sigrid Juselius Foundation, Cancer Foundation Finland and University of Helsinki.
  5. 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
    Research focus
    parasitology
    cell motility
    signaling
    proteases
    protein trafficking
    organelle biogenesis
    metabolism
    Experimental organism
    T. gondii
    P. falciparum
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 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
  5. 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
  6. Melanie M Brinkmann

    Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    herpesviruses
    innate immunity
    intracellular trafficking
  7. 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
  8. Jean-Laurent Casanova

    The Rockefeller University, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    human genetics
    immunology
    infectious diseases
    primary immunodeficiency
    inborn errors of immunity
    Experimental organism
    human
  9. 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
  10. Sara Cherry

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    virus
    genomics
    RNAi
    genetics
    innate immunity
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  11. Isaac Chiu

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neuroimmunology
    pain
    microglia
    somatosensation
    infection
  12. Jon Clardy

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Ecology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    microbial secondary metabolism
    chemical communications
    biosynthesis
    chemical biology
    microbial chemical ecology
    gut microbiome
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Alex R Cook

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

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

    University of Pittsburgh, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Ecology
    Research focus
    evolution of bacteria
    antimicrobial resistance
  18. Laura Dassama

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial multidrug resistance
    chemoenzymatic syntheses
    beta-hemoglobinopathies
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Ron AM Fouchier

    Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    influenza
    respiratory viruses
    emerging viruses
    virus evolution
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Peter Greenberg

    University of Washington School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    microbe-microbe communication
  27. Nicola L Harris

    Monash University, Australia

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

    Imperial College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    host-pathogen interaction
    bacterial pathogenesis
    persistence
    antibiotic persisters
    toxin-antitoxin systems
    Experimental organism
    Salmonella
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Elizabeth Johnson

    Cornell University, United States

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

    Ulm University Medical Center, Germany

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    HIV
    SIV
    AIDS
    restriction factors
    accessory viral proteins
    antimicrobial peptides
    Experimental organism
    HIV
    SIV
  34. 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
  35. David M Knipe

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    DNA viruses
    epigenetic regulation
    latent infection
    innate and intrinsic immunity
    vaccines
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Marc Lipsitch

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

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    pathogen transmission modeling
    evolution of pathogens
    vaccine epidemiology
    antimicrobial resistance
    research ethics
    Experimental organism
    S. pneumoniae
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Sara Mitri

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    microbial communities
    cooperation
    competition
    co-evolution
    computational modelling
    ecosystems
    synthetic ecology
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. Iruka Okeke

    University of Ibadan, Nigeria

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacteriology
    diarrhoeal pathogens
    bacterial drug resistance
    molecular epidemiology
    Escherichia coli
    salmonella
  53. Kim Orth

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial pathogenesis
    Type III secretion
    host-pathogen interactions
    signaling
    AMPylation
    Experimental organism
    Vibrio spp
    E. coli
    human
    S. cerevisiae
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. Ellen A Robey

    University of California Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    thymocyte
    thymus
    positive and negative selection
    intracellular infection
    CD8 T cell
    cell fate decisions
    mouse models
  57. 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
  58. 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
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    mammals
    Aspergillus
  59. 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
    HSV-2
    herpesviruses
    mucosa
    T cells
    viral shedding
    mathematical modelling
    Experimental organism
    human
    viruses
  60. John W Schoggins

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    virology
    virus-host interactions
    innate immunity
    interferon biology
    antiviral defenses
    effector mechanisms
    mouse models of viral pathogenesis
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. Wesley Sundquist

    University of Utah School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    virus assembly
    HIV
    ESCRT
    abscission
    innate immunity
  66. 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
  67. Frank van de Veerdonk

    Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    medical mycology
    clinical immunology
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. Joseph T Wade

    Wadsworth Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    transcription
    regulatory RNA
    CRISPR
    gene regulation
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    S. enterica
    M. smegmatis
    M. tuberculosis
  71. 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
    Research focus
    modeling of infectious diseases
    vaccination
    infectious disease control
    public health
    bioinformatics
  72. 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
  73. Alexander Westermann

    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany, Germany

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

    Montana State University, United States

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

    Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    quorum sensing
    microbial genetics
    gene regulation
    signal transduction
    microbiota
    biofilms
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
  76. Jie Xiao

    Johns Hopkins University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    single molecule biophysics
    bacteria
    cell wall
    cell division
    gene regulation
    chromosome conformation
    Experimental organism
    B. subtilis
    E. coli
    human
  77. 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