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

Dr. Mollie W. Jewett Associate Professor, Immunity and Pathogenesis Division Head
LOCATION:BBS 218
Dr. Travis Jewett Associate Professor
LOCATION:BBS 221
Dr. Kai McKinstry Assistant Professor
LOCATION:BBS 449
Dr. Kyle Rohde Associate Professor
LOCATION:BBS 238
Dr. Tara Strutt Assistant Professor
LOCATION:BBS 442

Immunity and Pathogenesis Affiliate Faculty

Dr. Kenneth Alexander, M.D., Ph.D., Nemours Children’s Hospital

Dr. Nyla Dil, D.V.M.,  Ph.D., COM Medical Education

Dr. Le-Chu Su, M.D., Ph.D., COM Internal Medicine

Dr. Bradley Willenberg, Ph.D., COM Internal Medicine