Peter Palese, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Host-virus interactions; vaccines and antivirals; virulence factors of RNA viruses (e.g. influenza virus)

Christopher F. Basler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Defining molecular determinants of virulence of emerging viruses

James Borowiec, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry, NYUSOM

  • Stress-dependent regulation of the cell cycle

Benjamin K. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Immunology Institute, MSSM

  • HIV Transmission, T cell virological synapses, virus assembly

Matthew Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) entry

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Interactions of human viruses such as dengue (DenV) and influenza virus with primary human cells

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Molecular pathogenesis and modulation of the host response by RNA viruses

Mary Klotman, M.D., Professor, Medicine, MSSM

  • Molecular pathogenesis and therapy of Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) infection

Nathaniel Landau, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology , NYUSOM

  • HIV infection and AIDS

David Levy, Ph.D. , Professor, Pathology , NYUSOM

  • Regulation of gene expression by viruses and cytokines

Daniel Littman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology , NYUSOM

  • Characterization of HIV: Host interactions and role in initiation of immune response

Ian Mohr, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology , NYUSOM

  • Regulation of protein synthesis by herpesviruses

Thomas Moran, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Investigation of the interaction of viruses and the mammalian immune system

Joel Oppenheim, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology, NYUSOM

  • Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Sackler Institute for Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Robert Schneider, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology, NYUSOM

  • Fundamental cellular processes of genetic deregulation

Megan Shaw, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Virus-host interactions, antiviral drug discovery

Carol Shoshkes Reiss, Ph.D.Biology, NYU and Adjunct Professor, Microbiology, NYUSOM

  • Neurotropic viral infections; innate immunity in the CNS

Viviana A. Simon, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • HIV-1 pathogenesis and viral host interactions

Naoko Tanese, Ph.D., Associate. Professor, Microbiology, NYUSOM

  • Transcriptional regulation by chromatin-associated viral proteins

Benjamin R. tenOever, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, MicrobiologyGlobal Health & Emerging Pathogens Institute, MSSM

  • Mechanisms of virus induced transcription and establishment of the antiviral state

Adrian Ting, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine, MSSM

  • Antiviral immune response; signal transduction in cell survival and cell death; molecular mechanisms of inflammation

Domenico Tortorella, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Viral evasion of adaptive immunity

Derya Unutmaz, M.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology, NYUSOM

  • Molecular machinery of T cell activation, differentiation, survival and its exploitation by HIV

Lu-Hai Wang, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Mechanism of cell transformation and oncogenicity of receptor protein tyrosine kinases

James Wetmur, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology, MSSM

  • Molecular epidemiology; technology development for genomics and proteomics

Angus Wilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology, NYUSOM

  • Determinants of lytic and latent gene expression during infection by human herpesviruses and the molecular pathogenesis of Kaposi’s sarcoma

Ming-Ming Zhou, Ph.D., Professor, Professor & Chair, Structural and Chemical Biology, MSSM

  • Structure and mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation and chromatin biology 
  • Structure-based small molecule design
  • Mechanism-based disease biology and drug discovery in HIV/AIDS, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Susan Zolla-Pazner, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology, NYUSOM

  • HIV Vaccines; Human immunity to tuberculosis; Human Monoclonal Antibody Production