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  • 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 of Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology


814-863-9422

Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology
  • One Health
  • Declining Amphibians
  • Mycotoxins
  • Cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) toxins
  • Professor


814-863-7663

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular mechanisms that governs the development of the malaria parasites.
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-867-0439

Areas of Expertise:
  • Understanding the mechanisms driving the evolution of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli virulence. Development of molecular subtyping techniques to track the spread of foodborne pathogens from farm-to-fork.
  • 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.
  • IST Professor


814-865-3141

Areas of Expertise:
  • Computational analysis and prediction of biological interactions.
  • Extension Veterinarian
  • Senior Research Associate


814-863-8526

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality
  • Milking Equipment Performance
  • Bovine Hoof Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance & On-farm Food Safety
  • Johne's Disease
  • Biosecurity and Infectious Disease Management
  • Epidemiology
  • 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


814-865-9788

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbial pathogenomics and molecular epidemiology. 
  • Clinical Professor
  • Veterinary Microbiologist
  • Section Head, Microbiology Section, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)


814-865-6619

Areas of Expertise:
  • Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases and emergence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.
  • 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
  • Clinical Associate Professor and Section Head
  • Mammalian Virology,Immunology
  • and Avian Influenza


Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Virology & Serology
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
  • Negative strand RNA viruses
  • Avian and Mammalian influenza
  • Immune responses to viruses
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Quantitative-omics approach to virus-host interactions
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


814-867-4062

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular parasitology and structural biology of malaria (Plasmodium spp.).
  • Professor of Microbiology and Cell Biology


814-863-0152

Areas of Expertise:
  • Breast cancer metastasis and the immune system.
  • Director, Flow Cytometry


  • Professor of Reproductive Physiology


814-441-2657

Areas of Expertise:
  • Reproductive immunology


Areas of Expertise:
  • Interactions between the immune system and the reproductive system. 
  • Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


814-867-4565

Areas of Expertise:
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Metabolism
  • Environmental Contaminants
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor


814-867-3716

Areas of Expertise:
  • Role of changes in energy balance and related nutritional factors on inflammation, immune regulation and cancer risk using both animal models and human subjects.
  • Professor of Nutritional Science


814-865-4721

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vitamin A metabolism; hepatic retinoid function and gene expression; vitamin A in infection and immunity.
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


814-867-0008

Areas of Expertise:
  • Neurovirology, genomics of pathogen variation, neuron-virus relationships.
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Faculty Member, The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
  • Faculty Member, Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (CMIID)


814-865-6842

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food-based approach to chronic disease prevention
  • Foodomics and Metabolomics
  • Proteomics
  • Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences


814-867-3537

Areas of Expertise:
  • Host metabolic adaptations to inflammation. Innate immunity-gut microbiotal interactions in metabolic diseases. Iron homeostasis in inflammation.
  • Professor of Immunology


814-863-2933

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