Editors for Microbiology and Infectious Disease

We aim to review 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. 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.
  2. 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 seminal 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.
  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
    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.
  5. John W Schoggins

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    John Schoggins is a tenured Professor in the Department of Microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His lab studies innate immunity at the virus-host interface, with an emphasis on the discovery of novel genetically encoded antiviral proteins, their mechanisms of action, and their roles in mouse models of viral pathogenesis. He received a BS in Chemistry from University of Rochester, a PhD in Molecular Biology from Weill Cornell Medical College, and he trained as an NRSA-funded postdoctoral fellow in Virology and Infectious Diseases at The Rockefeller University. John is a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar (2015) and a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2014) and the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (2020).

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    virology
    immunology
    infectious diseases
    host-pathogen interactions
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    bats
    Competing interests statement
    John Schoggins receives funding from the The National Institutes of Health, The Clayton Foundation, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and The Welch Foundation. He is an Editor at mShpere and on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Virology and Cytokine Growth Factors and Reviews.
  6. 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). She is full Professor at the department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. Her laboratory is studying obligate intracellular parasitism using Toxoplasma gondii. The main line of research focuses on the cell biology underlying parasite active invasion 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 notably 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’s research is currently funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She serves as Section Editor at PLOS Pathogens, and Editor at mBio.

Reviewing editors

  1. Fernán Agüero

    Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    genomics
    drug discovery
    diagnostics
    infectious diseases
    microbial eukaryotes
    bioinformatics
  2. Sonja V Albers

    University of Freiburg, Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    molecular biology of Archaea
    Sulfolobus
    Haloferax
  3. Musa Ali

    Hawassa University, Ethiopia

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    infectious diseases
    antimicrobial resistance
    molecular epidemiology
    hospital-acquired infection
  4. Warren Andayi

    Murang'a University of Technology, Kenya

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    chemical biology
    drug discovery
    drug development
    phytochemistry
    infectious diseases
    pharmacology
    organic synthesis
    analytical chemistry
    STEM education
  5. Caetano Antunes

    University of Kansas, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    microbiome
    host-microbe interactions
    metabolomics
    gene regulation
    microbial signaling
  6. 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
  7. Ethel Bayer-Santos

    Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    pathogenesis
    infection biology
    toxins
    secretion systems
    effectors
    interbacterial interactions
  8. Marc J Bonten

    University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    antibiotic resistance
    healthcare-associated infections
    prevention
    clinical trials
  9. 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
  10. Bryan D Bryson

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    tuberculosis
    computational modeling
    infectious disease
    microbial pathogenesis
    systems biology
  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. Mauricio Comas-Garcia

    Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    physical virology
    RNA packaging
    viral assembly
    virus-like-particle
    vaccines
    RNA viruses
    structural virology
    biophysics
  16. 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
  17. Laura Dassama

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial multidrug resistance
    chemoenzymatic syntheses
    beta-hemoglobinopathies
  18. Natalia De Miguel

    Instituto Tecnológico de Chascomús, Argentina

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    parasite
    extracellular vesicles
    host-parasite interactions
    epigenetics
    chromatin
  19. Laura R Delgui

    National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    virus-host cell interactions
    membranes
    molecular biology
    cellular biology
    structural biology
    biophysics
    molecular dynamics
  20. 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
  21. Christopher Ealand

    The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    microbiology
    molecular biology
    mycobacteria
    infectious diseases
    tuberculosis
    diagnostics
    qPCR
  22. 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
  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. 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
  26. Gustavo H Goldman

    Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    filamentous fungi
    Aspergillus
    secondary metabolites
    gene expression
    molecular biology
    infectious diseases
    drug tolerance
  27. Karina A Gomez

    Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular (INGEBI-CONICET), Argentina

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    immunology
    parasite
    infection
    microbiology
  28. Pablo A González

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    host-pathogen interactions
    dendritic cells
    T cells
    herpesviruses
    bacteria
    immune evasion
    viruses
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  29. 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
  30. Yogesh K Gupta

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Cancer Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    drug discovery
    nucleic acid modifications
    cancer epigenetics
    structures of viral proteins
    host-pathogen interactions
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  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. Huihui Li

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    sickle cell disease
    gut microbiota
    iron
    polycythemia vera
    bacteria-induced organ damage
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  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. Chang Liu

    Johns Hopkins University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    coronavirus
    cryo-EM
    viral replication
    transcriptional regulation
    virus-host interactions
    RNA structure and processing
    ribonucleoprotein complex
  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. Juan E Ludert

    Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    arboviruses
    virus-cell interactions
    virus-host interactions
    RNA viruses
    virus diagnostics
  46. João T Marques

    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    antiviral immunity
    RNA interference
    mosquito-borne viruses
    nucleic acid sensing
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. John McCutcheon

    Arizona State University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    organelles
    genome evolution
    evolutionary cell biology
    insects
    bacteria
    intracellular bacteria
    endosymbiosis
  50. 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
  51. Salem Y Mohamed

    Zagazig University, Egypt

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    advanced endoscopy
    cell biology
    cancer
    inflammation
    genetics
    basic medicine
  52. Babak Momeni

    Boston College, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    microbial communities
    community ecology
    mathematical modelling
    computational biology
    applied microbiology
    bioremediation
    mycotoxins
    nasal microbiota
  53. Thabiso Motaung

    University of Pretoria, South Africa

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    biofilm formation
    extracelular vesicles
    antimicrobial resistance
    extracellular matrix
    plant pathology
    fungal biology
    host-pathogen interaction
  54. 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
  55. Marisa Nicolás

    Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Brazil

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    molecular biology
    bioinformatics
    genomics
    transcriptomics
    multi-omics approaches
    clinical pathogens
    antimicrobial resistance
    metabolic regulatory networks
    transcriptional regulatory networks
  56. David A Paz-Garcia

    Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR), Mexico

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    marine life
    coral reefs
    phylogenomics
    population genomics
    morphometrics
    gene expression
    statistics
    coding
  57. Marianoel Pereira-Gómez

    Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    viruses
    evolution
    genetics
    mutation rate
    mutagenesis
    experimental evolution
    virology
    molecular biology
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. Marcio L Rodrigues

    Instituto Carlos Chagas – Fiocruz PR, Brazil

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    fungi
    cell biology
    extracellular vesicles
    immunopathogenesis
  61. 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-borne diseases
    serology
    modeling
    Experimental organism
    human
  62. Irene Salinas

    University of New Mexico, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    mucosal immunology
    neuroimmunology
    host-microbe interactions
    evolutionary immunology
  63. Shimon Schuldiner

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    ion-coupled transporters
    neurotransporters
    multidrug transporters
    vesicular transporters
    antibiotic resistance
    bioenergetics
    microbial physiology
    membrane proteins
  64. 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
  65. Jungsan Sohn

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    inflammasomes
    X-ray crystallography
    cryo-EM
    biochemistry
    enzyme kinetics
  66. 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
  67. Shuo Su

    Nanjing Agricultural University, China

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    evolutionary biology
    receptor
    protein interactions
    epidemics
    epidemic modelling
    virus evolution and diversity
  68. Alan Talevi

    National University of La Plata, Argentina

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    drug discovery
    cheminformatics
    pharmacy
  69. Mauro M Teixeira

    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    inflammation
    mediators of inflammation
    pharmacology
    anti-viral compounds
    arboviral infections
    clinical trials
  70. Kenichi Tsuda

    Huazhong Agricultural University, China

    Expertise
    Plant Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    plant immunity
    phytohormones
    pathogen
    microbiome
    transcriptome
    Experimental organism
    maize
    Arabidopsis
    Pseudomonas
    xanthomonas
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. Alexander Westermann

    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany, Germany

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

    Montana State University, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacteriophages
    genome editing
    host-parasite interactions
  77. Frankline Wirsiy

    Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Amref Health Africa, Cameroon

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    global health security
    emerging infectious diseases
    immunization practice
  78. 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
  79. Dario S Zamboni

    Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    parasitology
    innate immunity
    inflammation
    inflammasome
    intracellular receptors
    mouse models of infection
    pathogen-host cell interaction
  80. 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