Research

Research in the Department of Immunobiology focuses on the discovery of the principles that govern host-pathogen interactions. Our research is multidisciplinary in nature and studies the immune system and its pathologies as well as the life cycles of microbes and their interactions with host cells. In that context, we are investigating the molecular mechanisms that guide the induction of inflammation and anti-microbial immunity, the microbial mechanisms of infection and immune evasion, and the factors that control homeostasis and balance of the immune response. The overreaching goal of our research is to investigate of the rules of engagement that determine the outcome of host-pathogen interactions in order to find new strategies for the prevention and therapy of infectious, autoimmune, and malignant diseases.

Immunobiology Labs

Assistant Professor
Inflammation following brain injury
Professor
T cell-MHC interactions
Professor
Cell banking and regenerative medicine
Assistant Professor
T cell activation
Professor and Department Head
Infection, immunity, and aging
Assistant Professor
Innate regulation of adaptive immunity
Assistant Professor
Microbiota-dependent control of autoimmunity

Microbiology Labs

Assistant Professor
Pathogenesis of human papillomavirus (HPV)
Associate Professor
Cytomegalovirus latency
Assistant Professor
Metallobiology of Microbial Pathogenesis
Assistant Professor
Neuropathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii
Assistant Professor
Virus-induced changes of host cell metabolism
Professor
Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and commensalism

Affiliated Labs

Professor
Virus structure, assembly, and DNA transport
Christy Harrison
Graduate Student, Kiela Lab
Associate Professor
Antigen processing and T cell responses in diseases of the skin
Professor
Immunotherapeutic approaches in bone marrow transplantation
Associate Professor
Pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs - Development - Phoenix
Pulmonary Immunology and Diagnostics Research
Assistant Professor
Pulmonary surfactant immunobiology and asthma
Associate Professor
Mechanisms of antigen presentation
Associate Professor
Healthcare-associated infections; bacterial pathogenesis
Professor
Environmental and genetic regulation of allergic inflammation
Associate Professor
Bacterial pathogenesis; host-microbe interactions