The mission of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Division is to elucidate of the cellular and molecular mechanisms at the interface of infection, inflammation, and immunity. Our group has broad interest and expertise in microbial pathogenesis, innate immunity, inflammatory signaling pathways, and immunological memory. Our discoveries are being translated into innovative diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutic strategies to improve human health.
We have projects related to respiratory diseases (influenza, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, asthma, and tuberculosis), sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia trachomatis, human papilloma virus, and Zika virus), vector-borne diseases (lyme disease and emerging vector borne viruses) and inflammatory diseases (inflammatory bowel disease).
Our research division is structured as a collaborative and community environment, one that allows for frequent interactions between students, postdocs and faculty.
Immunity and Pathogenesis Division Faculty
Immunity and Pathogenesis Affiliate Faculty
Dr. Kenneth Alexander, M.D., Ph.D., Nemours Children’s Hospital
Dr. Minh Quang Ho, D.O., Orlando VA Medical Center-Lake Nona
Dr. Bradley Willenberg, Ph.D., COM Internal Medicine