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Immunology and Infectious Disease researchers working in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State.
  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology


814-863-2819

Areas of Expertise:
  • Host resistance to infection
  • Immune-mediated diseases: multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease
  • T cells
  • Gastrointestinal microbiota; Gnotobiotics
  • Vitamins A & D regulation of immune function
  • Edible mushrooms
  • Selenium
  • Professor


814-865-7170

  • Professor of Immunology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-0128

Areas of Expertise:
  • Regulation of innate immunity, hematopoiesis and cellular transformation by receptor tyrosine kinases.
  • Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-5939

Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Animal Resource Program


814-865-1495

Areas of Expertise:
  • comparative medicine
  • animal models
  • infectious disease and biocontainment
  • rodent pathology
  • animal behavior
  • laboratory animal resource management
  • veterinary medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-5250

Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunologic mechanisms of Bordetella
  • Pathogenesis of Francisella tularensis
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Development of BSL-3 research programs
  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-6306

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia
  • Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology
  • Co-Leader, Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis Program, Penn State Cancer Institute


814-863-8976

Areas of Expertise:
  • Micronutrient Selenium, Selenoproteins, and Redox Homeostasis
  • Macrophage Biology
  • Pathways of Inflammation and Resolution (wound healing)
  • Cancer (Leukemia)and Leukemia Stem Cells
  • Gut Inflammation
  • Bioactive Lipid Mediators- Prostaglandins & Leukotrienes
  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program


814-863-6781

Areas of Expertise:
  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses
  • Professor of Immunology


814-863-2933

Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunology
  • Development and function of skin-resident lymphocytes
  • Skin inflammatory disease and infections
  • Intestinal inflammation