Faculty

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