Research Labs

A major emphasis of the Department is research in the areas of immunology and host defense; molecular bacteriology, infectious disease pathogenesis; and molecular and tumor virology. Visit the labs below to learn more about individual research labs.


Bodily Lab
Regulation of host gene expression by human papillomaviruses

Gestal Lab -
Pathogens manipulation of host immune responses

Guo Lab
Pathogenesis of Herpes Simplex Virus and Cytomegalovirus

Ivanov Lab -
Immunity to vacuolar bacterial pathogens, pathogen discrimination pathways of the immune system

Kamil Lab
Human cytomegalovirus replication, viral cyclin-dependent kinase mimicry, virus-cell interactions

Kim Lab - Gene expression and regulation of the Equine Herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) and Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV)

McGee Lab
Helicobacter pylori and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum host-pathogen interactions

Muggeridge Lab
Biology of herpesvirus glycoproteins and membrane fusion

Sapp Lab
Virus-cell interactions, pathogenesis of human papillomaviruses

Scott Lab
Molecular pathogenesis of Epstein-Barr virus in tumor progression

Woolard Lab
Lipid metabolic regulation of macrophage function that contributes to disease pathogenesis

Yurochko Lab
Human cytomegalovirus host cell Interactions


Stanimir Ivanov

David J. McGee


Microbiology and Immunology