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

Professor, Immunobiology
Molecular basis of neonatal HIV infections
Professor, Immunobiology
To understand the basic biology of lymphocyte development
Professor of Immunobiology
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Inflammation following brain injury
Research Scientist, Valley Fever Center for Excellence
T cell-MHC interactions
Executive Director, AHSC Biorepository
Cell banking and regenerative medicine
Professor, Immunobiology
T cell activation
Department Head and Professor, Immunobiology
Infection, immunity, and aging
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Innate regulation of adaptive immunity
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Innate immune signaling, intestinal inflammation and cancer

Microbiology Labs

Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Pathogenesis of human papillomavirus (HPV)
Interim Associate Department Head, Immunobiology
Cytomegalovirus latency
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Metallobiology of Microbial Pathogenesis
Associate Professor, Neurology
Neuropathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Virus-induced changes of host cell metabolism
Director, Microbial Pathogenesis Program
Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and commensalism

Affiliated Labs

Professor, Plant Sciences
Virus structure, assembly, and DNA transport
Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences-COM Phx
Antigen processing and T cell responses in diseases of the skin
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs - Development - Phoenix
Pulmonary Immunology and Diagnostics Research
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Mechanisms of antigen presentation
John Sullivan
Graduate Student, Simpson Lab, GPMM-Immunobiology Emphasis
Isabelle Tobey
Graduate Student, Campos Lab, Cancer Biology
Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Healthcare-associated infections; bacterial pathogenesis
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Bacterial pathogenesis; host-microbe interactions