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
    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. Neil Ferguson

    Imperial College London, United Kingdom

    Neil Ferguson is Head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London, where he leads the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling. His research aims to improve the understanding of epidemiological factors and population processes that shape infectious disease spread in human and animal populations. A practical focus of his work is the analysis and optimisation of intervention strategies that are aimed at reducing transmission or disease burden.

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    epidemiology and infectious disease
    emerging infections
    mosquito-borne infections
    statistical and mathematical tools
  3. 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
    Human Biology and 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.
  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
    Human Biology and 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
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    virology
    biophysics
    antibody-based therapeutics
    emerging viral infections
  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
    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
    Human Biology and Medicine
    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. 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
  19. 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
  20. Ron AM Fouchier

    Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    virology
    respiratory viruses
    influenza virus zoonoses
    transmission
    pandemics
  21. 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
  22. Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis

    Attikon University Hospital, Greece

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    sepsis
    hidradenitis suppurativa
    pathogenesis of infection
    biomarkers
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Peter Greenberg

    University of Washington School of Medicine, United States

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

    Monash University, Australia

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    type 2 immunity
    helminth infection
    microbiota
    mucosal immunology
  27. 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
  28. Prabhat Jha

    Saint Michael's Hospital, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    global health
    infectious disease and population dynamics
    randomized controlled trials
  29. 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
  30. Elizabeth Johnson

    Cornell University, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    gut microbiome
    sphingolipids
    infant nutrition
  31. Bavesh Kana

    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    tuberculosis
    differentially culturable bacteria
    mycobacteria
    actinobacteria
    cell wall
    peptidoglycan
    peptidoglycan hydrolases
    amidase
    cell division
    cell surface remodelling
    dormancy
    latency
    Experimental organism
    M. tuberculosis
    M. smegmatis
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Marc Lipsitch

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

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    pathogen transmission modeling
    evolution of pathogens
    vaccine epidemiology
    antimicrobial resistance
    research ethics
    Experimental organism
    S. pneumoniae
  42. 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
  43. Jeremy Luban

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    viral replication
    pathogenesis
    immunity
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    dengue
    malaria
    Zika
    vector-bone diseases
    serology
    modeling
    Experimental organism
    human
  56. 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
  57. Joshua T Schiffer

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    HSV-2
    herpesviruses
    mucosa
    T cells
    viral shedding
    mathematical modelling
    Experimental organism
    human
    viruses
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. Viviana Simon

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    viral-host interactions
    retroviral restriction factors
    HIV drug resistance
  61. 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
  62. Margaret Stanley

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    vaccines
    cervix cancer
    cervix precancer
    keratinocyte biology
    human papillomavirus
    DNA viruses
    vaccine immunology
    Experimental organism
    human
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. Frank van de Veerdonk

    Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    medical mycology
    clinical immunology
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. Alexander Westermann

    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany, Germany

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

    Montana State University, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacteriophages
    genome editing
    host-parasite interactions
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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