Faculty Working in this Area

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


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 Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
  • Associate Chair, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences Graduate Program


  • Professor of Immunology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Advisor


Areas of Expertise

  • Regulation of innate immunity, hematopoiesis and cellular transformation by receptor tyrosine kinases.
  • Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Coordinator, One Health Minor


Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Associate Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


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


Areas of Expertise

  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia
  • Department Head
  • Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology


Areas of Expertise

  • Micronutrient Selenium, Selenoproteins, and Redox Homeostasis
  • Macrophage Biology
  • Pathways of Inflammation and Resolution (wound healing)
  • Cancer (Leukemia) and Leukemia Stem Cells
  • Redox Regulation of Erythropoiesis During Inflammation
  • The Role of Selenoproteins in Gut Inflammation
  • Bioactive Lipid Mediators- Prostaglandins & Leukotrienes
  • Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program


Areas of Expertise

  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses
  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


Areas of Expertise

  • Animal models of influenza
  • Airborne transmission of influenza viruses
  • Evolution of pandemic influenza viruses
  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza
  • Development of live-attenuated influenza vaccine platforms
  • High containment BSL3+ research