Editorial Board

Over 200 members of the bacterial, fungal, parasitic, prionic, and viral research communities serve on the Editorial Board of PLOS Pathogens. Editors volunteer their time to oversee peer review and guide journal direction. The editorial process is run as a partnership between a group of academic experts who serve as Associate Editors and the Section Editors, or in the case of Front Matter, as Opinions, Pearls, and Reviews Editors, and the Editors-in-Chief.


Kasturi Haldar


University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Grant McFadden


Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA

Section Editors

Raul Andino

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Expertise: RNA virus replication, interaction with the host, RNAi, virus evolution

Alex Andrianopoulos

University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Expertise: gene regulation, fungal morphogenesis, fungal development, fungal germination

François Balloux

University College London
London, United Kingdom
Expertise: spatial population genetics, spatial epidemiology, organisms with unusual mating systems and complex life-cycles

Vern B. Carruthers

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise: parasitology, Apicomplexa, cell biology, molecular genetics, chronic infections

Ambrose Cheung

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH, USA
Expertise: gram-positive bacteria, virulence determinants in Staphylococcus aureus, virulence genes

Blossom Damania

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Expertise: gammaherpesviruses, signal transduction, innate immunity, oncogenesis, primate herpesviruses

Kirk Deitsch

Weill Medical College, Cornell University
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: antigenic variation, epigenetics, molecular genetics, parasite gene expression, Plasmodium

Michael S. Diamond

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA
Expertise: RNA viruses, innate immunity, adaptive immunity

Shou-Wei Ding

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA, USA
Expertise: plant virology, invertebrate RNA viruses, RNAi, RNA silencing, viral suppressors of RNAi

Sabine Ehrt

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Pathogenesis of tuberculosis, Mycobacterium macrophage interaction, regulation of gene expression

Scott G. Filler

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA, USA
Expertise: mammalian fungal infections, fungal biology, cell biology of endothelial and epithelial cells

JoAnne Flynn

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: tuberculosis, lung, immunology

Ron A.M. Fouchier

Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Expertise: influenza, negative strand viruses, evolution, emerging viruses

Klaus Früh

Oregon Health and Sciences University
Beaverton, OR, USA
Expertise: immune evasion, Poxvirus, Herpesvirus, antigen presentation, innate immunity

Michaela Gack

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: innate immune sensing, signal transduction of RIG-I-like receptors, viral evasion by influenza viruses

Michael Gale Jr.

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: hepatitis, flavivirus, innate immunity, interferon, host defense

Shou-Jiang Gao

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Expertise: DNA viruses, Herpesviridae, Inflammation angiogenesis and microenvironment, Innate immunity, Oral infection, Sexually transmitted infection, Viral Genome Replication

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Influenza, negative strand RNA viruses, innate immunity, antiviral host response, viral vaccines

Alan Hauser

Northwestern University
Bevanston, IL, USA
​Expertise: Antigenic variation, DNA recombination, Drug resistance, RNA interference, Trypanosoma brucei

Thomas J. Hope

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: viral post-transcriptional regulatory elements and cell biology of HIV

David Horn

University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland, UK
​Expertise: antigenic variation, DNA recombination, drug resistance, RNA interference, Trypanosoma brucei

James Kazura

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH, USA
Expertise: malaria, helminth, immunology, genetic susceptibility

Kami Kim

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: parasitology, Plasmodium, Toxoplasma gondii pathogenesis, cell biology, and genetics

Richard Koup

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: HIV, immunity, vaccines

Benhur Lee

Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York
​Expertise: Antivirals, Budding, Fusion, Henipavirus, Negative strand RNA viruses, Paramyxoviridae, Viral Entry, Zoonotic infections

Guangxiang “George” Luo

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL, USA
Expertise: hepatitis viruses (B, C, D and E), flaviviruses, influenza, RSV, viral entry and replication, and antiviral drugs

Wenbo Ma

University of California Riverside
Riverside, CA, USA
​Expertise: Arabidopsis, Pseudomonas, type III effector, resistance protein, innate immunity, Fungal and Oomycete pathogens of plants, Phytophthora, Bacterial pathogens of plants

Neil A. Mabbott

Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Expertise: immune system, host-pathogen interactions, TSE agents

Michael H. Malim

King's College London
London, United Kingdom
Expertise: retroviruses, HIV

Alison McBride

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, MD, USA
​Expertise: papillomavirus, keratinocyte biology, epigenetic modifications, genome integration

Aaron Mitchell

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: biofilm formation, fungal genetics, transcriptional regulation

Denise Monack

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: Shigella life cycle, protease-dependent mechanism for mediating actin-based motility

Karen Mossman

McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Expertise: Innate immunity, interferon, signal transduction, virus-host interactions, oncolytic viruses, Herpesviruses

Karl Münger

Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: papillomaviruses, polyomaviruses, DNA tumor viruses, viral oncology

Peter D. Nagy

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA
Expertise: plant viruses, RNA virus replication, RNA virus recombination, host-virus interactions

Xavier Nassif

University Paris Descartes
Paris, France
Expertise: bacterial meningitis, Neisseria pathogenesis, blood brain barrier

Jing-hsiung James Ou

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Expertise: hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatocellular carcinogenesis

Edward Pearce

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Freiburg, Germany
Expertise: helminth parasites, immune responses

Andrew Pekosz

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD,USA
Expertise: Influenza virus, hantavirus, coronavirus, virus-host cell interactions, virus assembly

Eleanor M. Riley

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom
Expertise: Plasmodium, natural killer cells, vaccines, cellular immunity, human models

Craig R. Roy

Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA
Expertise: cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology

David Sacks

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: Leishmania, adaptive immunity, innate immune responses, vector biology, population genetics

Nina Salama

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: epsilon proteobacteria, recombinational repair, bacterial cell wall/cell shape, comparative genomics, functional genomics

H. Steven Seifert

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: Neisseria pathogenesis, pili, antigenic variation, bacteria genetics

Barbara Sherry

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC, USA
Expertise: dsRNA viruses, type I interferons, myocarditis

Eric Skaar

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN, USA
Expertise: gram-negative bacteria, Neisseria, respiratory infections, secretion systems, immunology, nocosomial infection, pili

Samuel H. Speck

Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
Expertise: gammaherpesviruses, regulation of viral gene expression, role of DNA methylation in gammaherpesvirus infection

Xin-zhuan Su

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Rockville, MD, USA
Expertise: Apicomplexa, evolutionary biology, drug resistance, malaria genetics and genomics, host-parasite interaction

Bart Thomma

Wageningen University
The Netherlands
​Expertise: Arabidopsis, Fungal and Oomycete pathogens of plants, genome rearrangement, Hemibiotrophic pathogens, Innate Immunity, Magnaporthey oryzae, population genomics, systemic acquired resistance, population genomics

Guy Tran Van Nhieu

Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
Expertise: bacterial pathogenesis, Shigella, bacterial-induced actin cytoskeletal reorganization

Volker Thiel

University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
Expertise: coronaviruses, reverse genetics, RNA synthesis, pathogenicity factors, zoonosis, innate immune responses

Brett Tyler

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, USA
Expertise: Oomycete and fungal plant pathogens, plant innate immunity, eukaryotic microbe genomics and bioinformatics

Raphael Valdivia

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: Chlamydia, cellular microbiology, membrane transport, cell signaling, cytoskeleton

David Wang

Washington University
St. Louis, MO, USA
Expertise: characterization of novel viruses, C. elegans virus infection system, astroviruses, nodaviruses

Michael Wessels

Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA, USA
Expertise: Streptococcal pathogenesis

David Westaway

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Expertise: mammalian prion proteins (cell biology & biochemistry), host control of prion pathogenesis, prion protein life-cycle

Thomas A. Wynn

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: fibrosis, macrophage, helminths, allergy and asthma, inflammatory bowel disease

Jian-Min Zhou

National Institute of Biological Sciences 
Beijing, China 
Expertise: Plant pathogens, signal transduction, effector, innate immunity, protein phosphorylation

Research Matters Editors

Glenn Rall

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Adapative immunity, Arenaviridae, Blood Brain Barrier, cytokines, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Negative strand RNA viruses, Paramyxoviridae

Opinions and Viewpoints Editors

Carolyn B. Coyne

University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
​Expertise: Coxsackievirus, Enterovirus, GI infections, Innate immunity, Picornaviridae, Poliovirus, RNAi response, Systems biology, Viral Entry

June Round

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Expertise: Antibiotic resistance, B cell immunology, Clostridium difficile, Commensals, Inflammation, Innate Immunity, Lactococcus spp., macrophages, Microbiome, Microbiota

Reviews Editors

James Bliska

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
​Expertise: Enteric bacteria, Gram Negative Bacteria, Innate immunity, phagocytosis, secretion systems, Yersinia pestis, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Chetan Chitnis

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
New Delhi, India
​Expertise: Apicomplexa, Egress, Molecular genetics, Parasitology, lasmodium, protein structure, Vaccine

Christoph Dehio

University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland
​Expertise: Gram negative bacteria, Legionella pneumophila, Salmonella enterica, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Innate Immunity

Marc-Jan Gubbels

Boston College
Boston, Massachussets
​Expertise: Apicomplexa, Evolutionary biology/genetics, Genomics, Kinases, Plasmodium, Ticks, Toxoplosma

Tom Hobman

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada
​Expertise: Alphavirus, Flaviviridae, RNA Viruses, RNAi , Vector borne infections (arboviruses), Western equine encephalitis virus, Zoonotic infections

James B. Lok

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Expertise: Parasitology, Strongyloides, Caenorhabditis, transcription factor, dauer, G protein, TGF beta, parasite, nematode

Pearls Editors

Joseph Heitman

Senior Pearls Editor
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
​Expertise: Ascomycete pathogens, Basidiomycete pathogens, Candida, Comparative genomics, Cryptococcus, Evolutionary genetics, Genomics, sexual reproduction, Zygomycetes

Richard Condit

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA
​Expertise: Antivirals, Asfaviridae, DNA virus, Emerging Infections, Genetics, Poxviridae, Vaccines, Vaccinia virus, Viral Genome

Rebecca Dutch

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA
​Expertise: Negative strand RNA viruses, Emerging viruses, Hendra virus, Nipah virus, Paramyxoviridae, Respiratory Infections, Viral Entry

Matt Evans

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Dengue virus, Hepacivirus, Hepatitis C virus, viral entry, attachment

William Goldman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
​Expertise: animal pathogens, Gram Negative Bacteria, Innate Immunity, Mycology, Respiratory Infections, Yersinia pestis

Deborah Hogan

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH, USA
​Expertise: Antifungal drug discovery, genetics, transcriptomics, fungal interactions, pathogen effectors, microbial interactions

Kimberly Kline

Nanyang Technological University
Expertise: Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus fecium, gram positive pili, Necrotizing fasciitis, Streptococcus pyogenes 

Laura J. Knoll

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
​Expertise: Apicomplexa, CNS infections, Dendritic cells, Immunology, macrophages, Parasitology, Toxoplasma

John Leong

Tufts University
Medford, MA, USA
Expertise: Borrelia burgdorferi, Enteric bacteria, Food borne organisms, Host-pathogen interaction, Pneumonia, Streptococcus pneumoniae ​

Manuel Llinás

Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA, USA
​Expertise: Apicomplexa, Cell cycle, Drug resistance, Epigenetics, Genomics, Parasitology, Plasmodium, Secretory granules, Systems biology, Toxoplasm

Laurie Read

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
​Expertise: Biochemistry, kinetoplastids, Molecular genetics, parasite gene expression, proteomics, RNA editing, RNA metabolism, transcriptomics, Trypanosoma brucei

Don Sheppard

McGill University
Montreal, Canada
​Expertise: Antifungal drug discovery, Ascomycete pathogens, Biofilm formation, Genetics, Molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis, Vaccine development

Katherine Spindler

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
​Expertise: adenovirus, DNA viruses, encephalitic virus infections, encephalitis, host-pathogen interaction, viral pathogenesis

Heather True

Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO, USA 
Expertise: Chronic Wasting Disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Genetics, in vitro prion propagation, prion protein life-cycle, Protein degradation, scrapie, Yeasts

Cyril Zipfel

The Sainsbury Laboratory
Norwich, UK
Expertise:  Agrobacterium, Arabidopsis, effector-triggered immunity, Hemibiotrophic pathogens, Innate Immunity, MAMP-triggered immunity, PAMP-triggered immunity, Phytotoxins, Plant hormones, receptor kinases, systemic acquired resistance, Trimeric G-proteins

Genomics Editors

Raul Andino

Section Editor
Evolutionary virology

François Balloux

Section Editor
Evolutionary biology

Aaron Mitchell

Section Editor

Denise Monack

Section Editor

Xin-zhuan Su

Section Editor

Bart Thomma

Section Editor
Plant Pathogens

Brett Tyler

Section Editor
Plant Pathogens

David Wang

Section Editor

Associate Editors

Umberto Agrimi

Instituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome, Italy
​Expertise: prion strains, pathogenesis of prion diseases, genetics of prion diseases

Christopher Aiken

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN, USA
​Expertise: HIV replication, mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility, host-virus interactions

Jason Bartz

Creighton University Medical School
Omaha, NE, USA
​Expertise: Environmental fate of prions, Prion pathogenesis, Prion strains

Christopher F. Basler

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA, USA
​Expertise: filoviruses, influenza viruses, interferon

Andreas J. Baumler

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, USA
​Expertise: Bacterial genetics, C. elegans, Campylobacter jejuni, cytosolic innate immune responses, endotoxins, Enteric bacteria, Escherichia coli, Immunological, macrophages, Salmonella, Shigella flexneri, Vibrio chloreae, Yersinia

Marcel A. Behr

McGill University 
Montreal Canada
​Expertise: Tuberculosis, BCG, Crohn's disease, mycobacterium avium, bacterial genomics

Robert Belshaw

Plymouth University
Plymouth, United Kingdom
​Expertise: DNA viruses, epidemics, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, HIV and Retroviruses, host-pathogen co-evolution, mutation, outbreaks, RNA viruses, sequencing, ransmission trees, Viral oncogenesis

Chris A. Benedict

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
La Jolla, California
​Expertise: Adaptive Immunity, Apoptosis, Herpesviridae, Poxviridae, Vaccines

Nora J. Besansky

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA
​Expertise: mosquito evolutionary genetics and genomics

Debra Bessen

New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY, USA
​Expertise: Streptococcal pathogenesis, bacterial evolution, molecular epidemiology

Stephen Beverley

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA
​Expertise: Leishmania and trypanosomatid protozoa, molecular genetics, parasite virulence and evolution

Oliver Billker

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: Apicomplexa, Drug discovery/development, Drug resistance, mosquito, Plasmodium, Proteases, Systems biology, Toxoplasma, Transcriptomics, vector biology, Vector borne infections

Paul Birch

The James Hutton Institute, University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland
​Expertise: Biotrophic pathogens, Fungal and Oomycete pathogens of plants, Innate Immunity, Phytophthora infestans, Potato

Michael J. Blackman

The Francis Crick Institute
London, UK
​Expertise: parasitology, invasion, proteomics, chemical genomics

Steven R. Blanke

University of Illinois
Urbana, IL, USA
​Expertise: Helicobacter pylori, Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus group pathogens, Campylobacter jejuni, VacA, CDTs

Helena Boshoff

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
​Expertise: identification and validation of drug targets, tuberculosis, DNA repair, antibiotic resistance, Metabolomics

Kenneth A. Bradley

University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
​Expertise: Bacillus anthracis, cytolethal distending toxins, cholesterol dependent cytolysins

William J. Britt

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA
​Expertise: virus structure and assembly, viral protein trafficking, herpes virology

Sara Cherry

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
​Expertise: Antivirals, arboviruses, Genetics, Innate Immunity, Poxviridae, Host-Range Restriction

Jenifer Coburn

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA
​Expertise: spirochetes, Borrelia, Leptospira, ticks

James Collins

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
Expertise: schistosomes, platyhelminthes, stem cells, developmental biology, reproductive and germ cell biology

Brian Coombes

McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Expertise: Escherichia coli, Salmonella, secretion systems, innate immunity, bacterial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions

Isabelle Coppens

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
Baltimore, MD, USA
​Expertise: parasitology, apicomplexa, plasmodium, toxoplasma, autophagy, cell culture, biochemistry

Laurent Coscoy

University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California
​Expertise: Adaptive Immunity, Cytomegalovirus, Herpesviridae, Innate Immunity, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Viral entry

Leah E. Cowen

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
​Expertise: fungal pathogenesis, antifungal drug resistance, stress response, morphogenesis

Robert Cramer

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH, USA
​Expertise: Ascomycete pathogens, Fungal interactions, Gene regulation | genetics, Immunology, Mycology, Opportunitistic pathogens, Plant pathogenic fungi, Transcriptomics (eg RNA seq)

Bryan R. Cullen

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
​Expertise: retroviral molecular biology, viral microRNAs, innate antiviral immunity, APOBEC3 proteins, RNA interference

Jeff Dangl

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
​Expertise: plant-pathogen interactions, bacterial pathogens, type III systems, oomycetes

Eric Y. Denkers

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA
​Expertise: Apicomplexa, dendritic cells, Enteric infections, Immunology , innate immunity, macrophages, neutrophils, Protozoa, Toxoplasma, Vaccines

Isabelle Derré

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA, USA
​Expertise: gram-negative bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Intracellular pathogens, type III secretion

Ronald C. Desrosiers

Harvard University
Boston, MA, USA
​Expertise: AIDS, SIV/HIV, neutralizing antibodies, AIDS vaccine, gamma herpesviruses

Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar

UC Davis
Davis, CA, USA
​Expertise: Plant RNA Viruses, Arabidopsis, Bromoviridae, Geminiviridae, replication of RNA genomes, pattern recognition receptor

Dirk P. Dittmer

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
​Expertise: Adaptive Immunity, Antivirals, Herpesviridae, intrinsic immunity/resistance, Papillomaviridae

Tamara Doering

Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO, USA
​Expertise: pathogenic fungi, Cryptococcus neoformans, glycobiology, glycan synthesis

Daniel Douek

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, MD, USA
​Expertise: human immunology, t cells, HIV, thymus, mucosalimmunology

Simon Dove

Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard
Boston, MA
Expertise: Bacterial genetics, Francisella spp, gene regulation, Gram Negative Bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Nels Elde

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
​Expertise: arms races, biochemistry, clonal interference, DNA viruses, evolutionary biology (phylogeny), genetic divergence, host-range restriction, innate immunity, protozoa, sequencing

Michael Emerman

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
​Expertise: HIV replication, retroviruses, evolution of virus-host interactions

Christian Engwerda

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute 
Brisbane, Australia
Expertise: Plasmodium, Leishmania, Immunoregulation, T cells, Cellular immunity

David T. Evans

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
​Expertise: Adapative immunity, Co-infections, Cross-species transmission, genomics, HIV, Innate immunity, NK cells, Retroviridae, SIV, Vaccines, Virus discovery

Marta Feldmesser

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY, USA
​Expertise: fungal immunology, fungal pathogenesis, antibody-mediated immunity

Pinghui Feng

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
​Expertise: Deamidation, gene expression, Herpesvirus, viral replication, kinase

Neil M. Ferguson

Imperial College London
London, UK
​Expertise: Epidemiology, epidemic modeling, population biology, infectious diseases

Erik K. Flemington

Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
​Expertise: Genetics, Herpesviridae, Innae Immunity, Latent infection, polyomaviridae, papillomaviruses

Sarah M. Fortune

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA
Expertise: Antibiotic Resistance, Genomics,  Innate Immunity, Intracellular Pathogens, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TLR signaling

Daved Fremont

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
​Expertise: gamma herpesvirus, Poxvirus, x-ray crystallography, dengue, Flavivirus, structural biology

Ana Fernandez-Sesma

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
​Expertise: Flaviviridae, inflammation, Influenza virus, Innate immunity, Orthomyxoviridae, Respiratory Infections, Viral immune evasion

Sarah Gaffen

University of Pittsburg
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
​Expertise: Mycology, immune evasion and suppression, cytokines and chemokines, signaling

Denise A. Galloway

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
​Expertise: papillomaviruses, mechanisms of cellular immortaliztion, E6 and E7, papillomavirus/polyomavirus serology

Andrea Gamarnik

Fundación Intituto Leloir-CONICET
Buenos Aires, Argentina
​Expertise: dengue virus replication, flaviviruses, RNA virus replication, RNA virus translation

Shou-Jiang Gao

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA
​Expertise: human and primate gammaherpesviruses, emphasis on KSHV and AIDS-related malignancies, non-coding RNA

William Gause

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ, USA
​Expertise: parasitology, immunology, allergy, helminths, neutrophils, autophagy

Ricardo Gazzinelli

UF Minas Gerais and University of Massachussetts Medical School
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil and Worcester, MA, USA
​Expertise: cytokines, dendritic cells, immunoregulation, PAMPs, Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Trypanosoma cruzi, vaccines

Hui-Shan Guo

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China
​Expertise: Arabidopsis, Bromoviridae, Fungal and Oomycete pathogens of plants, Plant viral pathogens, RNA silencing, Tobacco

Thomas R. Hawn

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: Genomics, inflammation, innate immunity, Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Shengyang He

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, USA
​Expertise: Plant innate immunity, type III secretion, jasmonate signaling, stomatal function, vesicle traffic

Patrick Hearing

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
​Expertise: Adenoviridae, Innate immunity, oncogenesis, Papillomaviridae, Parvoviridae, Polyomaviridae, Viral gene transcription, Viral genome replication

Mark Heise

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
​Expertise: pathogenesis of virus-induced disease, mosquito-borne and respiratory viruses, viral evasion of the host innate immune system and virus-induced immune pathology

Kent Hill

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
​Expertise: parasitology, blood infections, Trypanosomes, Leishmania, Flagellum, vector-borne infections

Deborah Hogan

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH, USA
​Expertise: Antifungal drug discovery, genetics, transcriptomics, fungal interactions, pathogen effectors

Lindsey M. Hutt-Fletcher

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, Louisiana
​Expertise: Herpesviridae, Latent infection, Neutralizing antibodies, oral infection, vaccines

Patricia Johnson

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
​Expertise: trichomonad biology: organelle evolution & biogenesis, gene expression and pathogenesis

Robert F. Kalejta

University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
​Expertise: Adenoviridae, Apoptosis, genetics, herpesviridae, Innate Immunity, poxviridae, polyomaviridae, papillomaviridae, protein synthesis

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Tokyo
Madison, WI, USA; Tokyo, Japan
​Expertise: RNA viruses, influenza viruses, filoviruses

Bruce S. Klein

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
​Expertise: fungal immunology and pathogenesis

Theresa Koehler

University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Houston, TX, USA
​Expertise: Bacillus, anthrax, spore, toxin, gram positive capsule

Hans-Georg Kräusslich

Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
​Expertise: HIV, assembly, maturation, protease, entry

Damian J. Krysan

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY, USA
​Expertise: antifungal drug discovery, fungal interactions, Zygomycete pathogens, innate immunity, genetics, dimorphism

Tomoko Kubori

Osaka University
Suita, Japan
​Expertise: Legionella, Salmonella, bacterial effectors, bacterial flagella, Secretion systems

Jens Kuhn

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, Maryland
​Expertise: Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, CNS infections, Ebola virus, Evolutionary biology (phylogeny), Hantavirus, Henipavirus, Insects and Ticks, Nyamiviridae, Vaccines

Richard J. Kuhn

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
​Expertise: Alphavirus, Antivirals, Emerging viruses, Flaviviridae, Hepatitis C virus, Poliovirus, Viral Entry, Zoonotic infections

Paul Francis Lambert

University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
​Expertise: adenoviridae, antivirals, emerging infections, papillomaviriade, polyomaviridae, respiratory infection, skin infection

Jean Langhorne

National Institute for Medical Research
London, United Kingdom
​Expertise: mechanisms of protection and pathogenesis of infectious diseases,molecular immunology, malaria

Adam Lauring

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
​Expertise: Antivirals, DNA viruses, epidemics, evolutionary biology (phylogeny), genomics, host-pathogen co-evolution, mutation, outbreaks, pandemics, RNA viruses, sequencing, Systems genetics

Vincent T. Lee

University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Expertise: Allosteric regulation of molecular complexes, host-pathogen interactions, Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis for Pseudomonas aeruginosa

David Lewinsohn

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon, USA
​Expertise: Dendritic cells, Gram Positive Bacteria, Immune evasion. Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, T cell immunology, Vaccine development

Paul M. Lieberman

The Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
​Expertise: antivirals, genomics, herpesviridae, latent infection, viral oncology, gene expression analysis

Jeffrey D. Lifson

Frederick National Laboratory
Frederick, MD, USA
​Expertise: retrovirology, HIV/SIV, retroviral immunology, AIDS vaccines, non-human primate models

Xiaorong Lin

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA
​Expertise: Ascomycete pathogens, Basidiomycete pathogens, Biofilm formation, Dimorphism, Evolutionary Biology, genetics, Germination, Mating/Reproductive systems, Mycology, Secretion, Toxins, Vaccine development

Paul Ling

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
​Expertise: antivirals, genomics, herpesviridae, latent infection, serology, oncology, Innate Immunity

P'ng Loke

New York University
New York, NY, USA
​Expertise: parasitology, helminths, schistosomes, microbiota, macrophages

Richard Longnecker

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
​Expertise: antivirals, autophagy, genomics, herpesviridae, Innate Immunity, latent infection, vaccines,viral entry

Zhao-Qing Luo

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
​Expertise: gram-negative bacteria, Legionella pneuophila, immunology, secretion systems, Yersinia pseudotuberculosi, animal pathogens

David Mackey

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA
​Expertise: Agrobacterium, Arabidopsis, Effector-triggered immunity, Oomycete pathogens of plants, Plant bacterial pathogens, Plant hormones, Pseudomonas, RNA silencing, Type III secretion

Robin C. May

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
​Expertise: fungal infections, innate immunity

Elizabeth Ann McGraw

Monash University
Victoria, Australia
Expertise: vector biology, virology, bacteria, host-parasite, innate immunity, Mosquito, Parasitology, insect, Evolution, Genetics

Craig Meyers

Penn State University School of Medicine
Hershey, PA
Expertise: Antivirals, DNA viruses, Genetics, genomics, Innate immunity, oncogenesis, Papillomaviridae, Polyomaviridae, Systems virology, Vaccines

Timothy J. Mitchell

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Expertise: Streptococcus, Inflammation, Listeriosis, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Streptococcus pyogenes, Vaccines

Edward Mitre

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD, USA
​Expertise: parasitology, leishmania, helminths, trypansomes, immunology, neutrophils, drug development

Edward Mocarski

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
​Expertise: adaptive immunity, antivirals, CNS infection, Genetics, mathematical modeling, innate immunity, epidemiology, proteomics

Ashlee V. Moses

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon
​Expertise: genomics, herpesviridae, latent infection, oncogenesis, oral infection, inflammation

Maria Mota

Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Lisbon, Portugal
​Expertise: malaria, host-plasmodium interactions, malaria pathology, hepatocyte infection

Ingrid Müller

Imperial College
London, United Kingdom
​Expertise: Leishmania, macrophages, role of arginase in the immune system, cytokines, T cells, innate immunity

Eain Murphy

Blumburg Institute
Doylestown, PA, USA
Expertise: innate immunity, genomics, latent infection, proteomics, herpesviridae, viral oncology

Jay A. Nelson

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR, USA
​Expertise: molecular pathogenesis, viruses including herpesviruses, flaviviruses, cytomegalovirus

Janko Nikolich-Žugich

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, USA
​Expertise: Adaptive Immunity, Chikungunya virus, CNS infections, DNA Viruses, Flaviviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, RNA Viruses, Vaccines, arboviruses

Thomas Nutman

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
​Expertise: parasitology, immunology, helminths, genomics, wolbachia, vaccines, blood infections, allergy

Carlos Javier Orihuela

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, USA
​Expertise: S. pneumoniae, bacterial pathogenesis, mechanisms of bacterial adhesion, community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly, innate immunity

Mary O'Riordan

University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
​Expertise: gram-negative bacteria, listeria monocytogenes, salmonella typhimurium, shigella flexneri, immunology,enteric bacteria

Peter Palese

Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY, USA
​Expertise: Antivirals, Emerging viruses, Influenza virus, Innate immunity, Measles virus, Mumps virus, Nipah virus, Orthomyxoviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Respiratory syncytial virus, Vaccines

Matthew Parsek

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
​Expertise: Quorum sensing biofilms, microbial communities

Daniel R. Perez

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
College Park, Maryland
​Expertise: Adapative immunity, Epidemiology, Evolutionary biology, Flaviviridae, Genomics, Paramyxoviridae, Systems biology, Vaccine vectors

Andreas Peschel

University of Tubingen
Tubingen, Germany
​Expertise: Peptidoglycan metabolism, Staphylococcus aureus, teichoic acids, evasion, proinflammatory bacterial molecules

William A. Petri, Jr.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
​Expertise: Entamoeba, E. histolytica, amebiasis, ameba, amebic colitis, amebic liver abscess, diarrhea, enteric infection, giardia, cryptosporidia, malnutrition, mucosal immunology, enteric vaccine

Margaret Phillips

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA 
Expertise: polyamine metabolism, pyrimidine and purine metabolism, drug discovery, enzymology, structural biology

Dana J. Philpott

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
​Expertise: nod-like receptor (NLR) family, bacterial infection

Ted Pierson

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, MD, USA
​Expertise: alphaviruses, flaviviruses, antibody neutralization, virus entry, virus assembly

Alice Prince

Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
​Expertise: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, innate immunity, neutrophils, cystic fibrosis, adhesion

Nancy Raab-Traub

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
​Expertise: Herpesviridae, Papillomaviridae, Genetics, Oral infection, Viral oncology, viral gene translation

Lalita Ramakrishnan

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
​Expertise: tuberculosis, gene expression and regulation, zebrafish

Glenn Randall

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
​Expertise: Antivirals, Dengue virus, Flaviviridae, GI infections, Hepatitis C virus, Insects and Ticks, Interferon, RNAi response, Viral immune evasion, Viral siRNAs, West nile virus

Jason Rasgon

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University
University Park, PA, USA
Expertise: Bacteria, DNA viruses, epidemics, Evolutionary Biology, Fungi, Genomic, Host-pathogen co-evolution, Mathematical models, Mutations, outbreaks, Parasites, phylogeny, RNA viruses, Wolbachia, zoonotic transfer

Félix Rey

Institute Pasteur
Paris, France
​Expertise: structural virology, viral envelope glycoproteins, particle assembly

Charles M. Rice

The Rockefeller University
New York, NY, USA
​Expertise: RNA viruses, flaviviruses, hepatitis C, alphaviruses

Christophe Ritzenthaler

CNRS and University of Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
​Expertise: plant pathogens, RNA viruses, transmission, tobacco, encapsidations, movement

Erle S. Robertson

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
​Expertise: adenoviridae, antivirals, apoptosis, CNS infection, genetics, polyomaviridae, phylogenetics, poxviridae, GI infections

Susan R. Ross

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
​Expertise: retroviruses, genetics of resistance/susceptibility to infection (viral or bacterial), immune responses to viruses

Padmini Salgame

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
​Expertise: Tuberculosis, Vaccine Development, Innate immunifty, Macrophages

R. Jude Samulski

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
Expertise: AAV, Adenovirus, Latency, Parvovirus

Andrea J. Sant

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
​Expertise: Adapative immunity, CD4 T cell immunity, Cytokines, Influenza virus, Respiratory syncytial virus, Vaccines

Karla J.F. Satchell

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Evanston, IL, USA
​Expertise: Autophagy, Bacterial genetics, Bacterial Toxins, Clostridium toxins, Enteric bacteria, innate immunity, Phagocytosis, Secretion systems, Vibrio chloreae, Vibrio vulnificus

Connie Schmaljohn

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA
​Expertise: DNA vaccines, hantaviruses, filoviruses, anthrax, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, vaccinia virus

David S. Schneider

Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA, USA
​Expertise: innate Immunity, model systems of infection (Drosophila and mosquitoes), malaria, Listeria and Salmonella

Matthias Johannes Schnell

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
​Expertise: Nipah virus, Rhabdoviruses, Viral vaccines, Zoonitc infectsion, Rabies virus, Microarray, Hantaan virus, Filoviridae

Aleem Siddiqui

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
​Expertise: HCV-induced lipid metabolism, RNA replication, HBV, golgi trafficking, steatosis, liver oncogenesis

Luis J. Sigal

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA, USA
​Expertise: viral immunology, antigen presentation

Anita Sil

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
​Expertise: fungal pathogenesis, macrophage innate immune response, gene regulation, fungal development

Guido Silvestri

Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
​Expertise: AIDS pathogenesis, HIV, SIV, non-human primates, mucosal transmission, co-infections

Joseph Smith

Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Seattle, WA, USA
​Expertise: Plasmodium falciparum, antigenic variation, var genes, cytoadherence, erythrocyte invasion

Dominique Soldati-Favre

University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
​Expertise: apicomplexa, cell biology, invasion, trafficking, metabolism

Mary M. Stevenson

McGill University
Montreal Canada
​Expertise: malaria immunology, malaria pathogenesis, helminth-induced immunosuppression

Kanta Subbarao

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Melbourne, Australia
​Expertise: influenza, SARS coronavirus, vaccines

Bill Sugden

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
​Expertise: molecular biology of the human tumor virus, Epstein-Barr virus

Paul Sullam

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
​Expertise: viridans group streptococci, platelets, endocarditis, endovascular infections

Surachai Supattapone

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH, USA 
​Expertise: Biochemistry of infectious mammalian prions, especially: non-PrP cofactors such as lipids and polyanionic molecules, in vitro prion propagation, structural basis of prion infectivity, molecular basis for prion strain diversity

Sankar Swaminathan

University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
​Expertise: Epstein Barr Virus, Genome integration, herpesviridae, Innate Immunity, lymphoma, latent infection

Ronald Swanstrom

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
​Expertise: Epidemiology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, HIV and Retroviruses, Human T cell leukaemia virus, Next generation sequencing, Spumavirus, Systems genetics

Timothy L. Tellinghuisen

Scripps Research Institue
La Jolla, San Diego
​Expertise: Dengue virus, Virus structure, Virus discovery, Pestiviruses, Hepatitis C virus, Proteomics, Microarray

Paul G. Thomas

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennesee
​Expertise: Adaptive immunity, Dendritic cells, Innate immunity, Macrophages, murine cytomegalovirus, T cell immunodominance, Viral entry and replication

Greg Tiao

Cincinatti Children's Hospital
Cincinatti, OH, USA
​Expertise: Cross-species transmission, dsRNA viruses, GI infections, Hepatitis, Innate immunity, Reoviridae, Rotavirus, Viral immune evasion

Alexandra Trkola

University Hospital Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
​Expertise: HIV, virus entry, humoral immunity

Renée Tsolis

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, USA
​Expertise: gram-negative bacteria, Salmonella, Type IV secretion, Brucella, Co-infections, innate immunity

Kenneth Vernick

Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
Expertise: vector biology, mosquito, genomics, genetics

Marco Vignuzzi

Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
Expertise: clonal interference, emerging viruses, epidemics, Evolutionary Biology, positive strand RNA viruses, Quasispecies theory, Sequencing

Christopher M. Walker

The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Columbus, OH, USA
​Expertise: immune response, viral pathogenesis, gene therapy

Aiming Wang

Agri-Culture and Agri-Food Canada
London, ON, CA
​Expertise: plant pathogens, viruses, RNA silencing, genome replication, viral transmission

David Weiss

Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
​Expertise: gram-negative bacteria, Francisella spp., Acinetobacter baumannii, CRISPR-Cas systems

Sean Whelan

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA
​Expertise: Antivirals, Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Ebolavirus, Genomics, Lassa virus, Negative strand RNA viruses, Rabies virus, Rhabdoviridae, Virus structure

E. John Wherry

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
​Expertise: chronic viral infection, T cell exhaustion, T cell memory, viral pathogenesis, T cell differentiation

David L. Williams

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA
​Expertise: parasitology, helminths, drug development and resistance, schistosomes, biochemistry

Jin-Rong Xu

Purdue University 
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA 
​Expertise: fungal genetics and pathogenesis, pathogen-plant interactions

Dario Zamboni

University of São Paulo
Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil 
​Expertise: gram-negative bacteria, immunity, inflammasomes, legionella, leishmania

Gongyi Zhang

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Denver, CO, USA
Expertise: Gram positive bacteria, amyloid folding, cytokines, gene regulation, Staphylococcus aureus, prion folding, proteomics

Z. Hong Zhou

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Expertise: Structural studies of viruses, microbial proteins and complexes; cryo electron microscopy, cryo electron tomography; Herpesviridae, Reoviridae, Flaviridae, Rhabdoviridae, bacteriophages