Faculty

Our department is a highly interactive scientific environment strongly enhanced by the significant number of intradepartmental collaborations. Many of our faculty collaborate with members of other departments at Northwestern on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses, as well as at other institutions in the Chicagoland area and around the world.

Learn more about our faculty and the work that they do. View individual profiles of our faculty members – with publication and contact information, research details and relationships, and more – via the links below.

Faculty Profile Directory

See our faculty profile directory for the full department list.

Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

m-brown12( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-0108

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms that regulate mast cell/basophil development and the role of mast cells in protective and pathological immunity
Publications

Nick Cianciotto

Nick Cianciotto, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

n-cianciotto( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-0385

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of Legionella pneumophila and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Publications

Carol Clayberger

Carol Clayberger, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

clayberger( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-0859

Research Interests

Human immunology, cytolytic T lymphocytes, transcription
Publications

Eva Gottwein

Eva Gottwein, PhD

Assistant Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

e-gottwein( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3075

Research Interests

Targets and functions of miRNAs encoded by the human herpesvirus Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)
Publications

Alan Hauser

Alan Hauser, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology & Medicine-Infectious Diseases

ahauser( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-1044

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii infections
Publications

Geoffrey Kansas

Geoffrey Kansas, PhD

Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

gsk( at )northwestern.edu

312-908-3237

Research Interests

Transcriptional control of Fut7 in hematopoietic cells
Publications

Byung Kim

Byung Kim, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

bskim( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-8693

Research Interests

Antigen processing, T-cell activation, viral immunity, viral disease
Publications

Lou Laimins

Lou Laimins, PhD

Guy and Anne Youmans Professor and Chair in Microbiology-Immunology

l-laimins( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-0648

Research Interests

Molecular biology of human papillomaviruses (HPV) and their association with cervical cancer
Publications

Wyndham Lathem

Wyndham Lathem, PhD

Assistant Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

lathem( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2252

Research Interests

Host-pathogen interactions during pneumonic plague; post-transcriptional gene regulation in Yersinia pestis
Publications

Jonathan Leis

Jonathan Leis, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

j-leis( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-1166

Research Interests

Mechanisms of retrovirus replication
Publications

Richard Longnecker

Richard Longnecker, PhD

Dan and Bertha Spear Research Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

r-longnecker( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-0467

Research Interests

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) entry, replication, and pathogenesis
Publications

Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel, PhD

Assistant Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

m-mandel( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4138

Research Interests

Host-microbiota specificity, communication, and evolution
Publications

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller, PhD

Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

s-d-miller( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-7674

Research Interests

Elucidation of mechanisms of pathogenesis and immune regulation of autoimmune disease, allergy and tissue/organ transplantation
Publications

Hyewon Phee

Hyewon Phee, PhD

Assistant Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

hyewon.phee( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5240

Research Interests

Signal transduction pathways in T cell migration, activation and autoimmunity, cytoskeletal dynamics by PAK2/PIX/GIT multi-molecular complex
Publications

Karla Satchell

Karla Satchell, PhD

Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

k-satchell( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2162

Research Interests

Role of bacterial protein toxins in the pathogenesis of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio cholerae
Publications

Hank Seifert

Hank Seifert, PhD

John Edward Porter Professor of Biomedical Science and Associate Chair in Microbiology-Immunology

h-seifert( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-9788

Research Interests

Bacterial pathogenesis, DNA recombination mechanisms, epithelial cell adherence
Publications

Greg Smith

Greg Smith, PhD

Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

g-smith3( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3745

Research Interests

Cell biology of herpesvirus transport and neuronal spread
Publications

Bayar Thimmapaya

Bayar Thimmapaya, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

b-thimmapaya( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5224

Research Interests

Cell cycle deregulation by DNA tumor virus oncogenes.
Publications

Carl Waltenbaugh

Carl Waltenbaugh, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

waltenbaugh( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-8459

Research Interests

Immune responses by suppressor T cells; immune modulation by alcohol
Publications

Chyung-Ru Wang

Chyung-Ru Wang, PhD

Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

chyung-ru-wang( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-9748

Research Interests

Antigen Presentation, T-Cell Development and Regulation, Infectious Diseases, and Autoimmune Diseases
Publications

Liang Zhou

Liang Zhou, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Microbiology-Immunology & Pathology

l-zhou( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3182

Research Interests

Th17 and Treg cell differentiation: molecular mechanisms and function in autoimmunity and infection
Publications