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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.

Editors-in-Chief

Kasturi Haldar

orcid.org/0000-0001-5065-158X
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Michael Malim

orcid.org/0000-0002-7699-2064
King’s College London
London, UK

Editorial Advisory Group

Blossom Damania

Section Editor
DNA Virology

Benhur Lee

Section Editor
RNA Virology

Wenbo Ma

Section Editor
Plant Pathogens

Aaron Mitchell

Senior Reviews Editor
Mycology

Susan R. Ross

Section Editor
HIV/Retroviruses

Nina Salama

Section Editor
Gram-Negative Bacteriology

Dominique Soldati-Favre

Section Editor
Parasitology

Michael Wessels

Section Editor
Gram-Positive Bacteriology

 

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

Christopher F. Basler

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA, USA
Expertise: Ebolavirus, filoviruses, interferon

Sonja Best

orcid.org/0000-0003-0206-297X
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Hamilton, MT, USA
Expertise: Flaviviridae, Filoviridae, Innate immunity, Interferon, Restriction Factors
Lab website

Vern B. Carruthers

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

Sara Cherry

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Antivirals, arboviruses, Genetics, Innate Immunity, Host-Range Restriction, RNA biology

James Collins

orcid.org/0000-0001-5237-1004
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
Expertise: schistosomes, platyhelminthes, stem cells, developmental biology, reproductive and germ cell biology
​Lab website

Brian Coombes

orcid.org/0000-0001-9883-1010
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
ExpertiseEscherichia coliSalmonella, secretion systems, innate immunity, bacterial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions
Lab website

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

Christian Engwerda

QIMR Berghofer
Brisbane, Australia
Expertise: Plasmodium, Leishmania, immunology, chronic infection, blood infection, kinetoplastids

Ana Fernandez-Sesma

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Flaviviridae, Innate immunity, dengue virus, inflammation, Influenza virus, Viral immune evasion, immune sensing, Arboviruses, human immunology

Erik K. Flemington

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, USA
Expertise: Genetics, Herpesviridae, Innate Immunity, Latent infection, polyomaviridae, papillomaviruses

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

Sarah Gaffen

orcid.org/000-0001-8511-2041
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: Mycology, immune evasion and suppression, cytokines and chemokines, signaling
​Lab website

Shou-Jiang Gao

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA, 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

Alexander E. Gorbalenya

orcid.org/0000-0002-4967-7341
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands
Expertise: Coronaviridae, coxsackievirus, enterovirus, virus discovery, population genetics and processes

Urs Greber

orcid.org/0000-0003-2278-120X
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Expertise:  Adenovirus, Herpesvirus, Enterovirus, Entry, uncoating, egress, Cell biology

Hui-Shan Guo

orcid.org/0000-0002-3057-9303
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China
Expertise: Arabidopsis, Bromoviridae, fungal and oomycete pathogens of plants, plant viral pathogens, RNA silencing, tobacco

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, virus-induced immune pathology

Thomas J. Hope

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: viral post-transcriptional regulatory elements, 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

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL, USA
Expertise: parasitology, Plasmodium, Toxoplasma gondii pathogenesis, cell biology, genetics

Richard Koup

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

Adam Lauring

orcid.org/0000-0003-2906-8335
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
Lab website

Benhur Lee

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

Xiaorong Lin

orcid.org/0000-0002-3390-8387
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
Expertise: Ascomycete pathogens, Basidiomycete pathogens, Biofilm formation, Dimorphism, Evolutionary Biology, genetics, Germination, Mating/Reproductive systems, Mycology, Secretion, Toxins, Vaccine development
Lab website

P'ng Loke

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

Carolina Lopez

orcid.org/0000-0002-7669-6572
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA
Expertise: Defective viral genomes, dsRNA viruses, Paramyxoviruses, Pneumoviruses, Innate Immunity
​Lab website

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, 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

Alison McBride

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

Denise Monack

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

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

Margaret Phillips

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

Eleanor M. Riley

The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Expertise: Plasmodium, natural killer cells, vaccines, cellular immunity, human models

Susan R. Ross

University of Illinois, College of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: retroviruses, genetics of resistance/susceptibility to infection (viral or bacterial), immune responses to viruses

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

Karla J.F. Satchell

orcid.org/0000-0003-3274-7611
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
Lab website

Shin-Ru Shih

orcid.org/0000-0003-4874-401X
Chang Gung University
Taoyuan, Taiwan
Expertise: Picornaviruses, Emerging Viruses, CNS infection, Immune responses, Replication, Restriction Factors, SARS-CoV-2, Vaccine development
Lab website

David Skurnik

University Paris-Descartes
Paris, France
Expertise: Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vaccine development, Antibiotic resistance, Next Generation High-Throughput Sequencing
Lab website

Dominique Soldati-Favre

orcid.org/0000-0003-4156-2109
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Expertise: apicomplexa, cell biology, invasion, trafficking, metabolism

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

Kanta Subbarao

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

Christoph Tang

orcid.org/0000-0001-8366-3245
University of Oxford, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
Oxford, UK
Expertise: Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, Shigella flexneri, Enteric bacteria
​Lab website

Bart Thomma

University of Cologne
Germany
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

École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay
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

Alexandra Trkola

orcid.org/0000-0003-1013-876X
University Hospital Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
Expertise: HIV, virus entry, humoral immunity

Raphael Valdivia

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

Marco Vignuzzi

Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
Expertise: RNA viruses, virus evolution, arboviruses, vaccines, antivirals

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

 

Opinions Editors

Jeffrey Dvorin

orcid.org/0000-0002-5883-7271
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Apicomplexa, Plasmodium, cell biology, invasion, molecular genetics, ticks, vector borne infections, zoonotic infections

Thomas E. Morrison

orcid.org/0000-0002-1811-2938
University of Colorado, Anschultz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO, USA
Expertise: Alphavirus, antivirals, Coronaviridae, Vector borne infections (arboviruses), zoonotic infections, emerging viruses
​Lab website

June Round

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

Reviews Editors

Aaron Mitchell

Senior Reviews Editor
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
Expertise: biofilm formation, fungal genetics, transcriptional regulation

Bacteriology

James Bliska

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH, USA
Expertise: Enteric bacteria, Gram Negative Bacteria, Innate immunity, phagocytosis, secretion systems, Yersinia pestis, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Antje Blumenthal

orcid.org/0000-0003-3673-7015
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Brisbane, Australia
Expertise: Tuberculosis, innate immunity, macrophage biology, inflammation, sepsis, chemokines, cytokines, Listeriosis, Mycobacterium species, WNT signaling

Christoph Dehio

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


N. Luisa Hiller

orcid.org/0000-0001-6572-1368
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: Gram positive pathogens, pathogenomics, pneumococcus, cell wall, quorum sensing, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Viridans streptococci

Julia Oh

orcid.org/0000-0002-5534-7023
The Jackson Laboratory
Farmington, CT, USA
Expertise: Sequencing, genomics, metagenomics, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, microbiome

Mycology

Chaoyang Xue

orcid.org/0000-0001-8196-1468
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ, USA
Expertise: Fungal pathogens, fungal interactions, fungicide resistance, Basidiomycete pathogens, genomics, host recognition, virulence modification in response to environment

Salomé LeibundGut-Landmann

orcid.org/0000-0002-5724-4837
University of Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
Expertise: Antifungal immunity, Ascomycete pathogens, Basidiomycete pathogens, commensal fungi, mycobiome, adaptive immunity, hypersensitive response, host recognition, immune evasion, cytokines, chemokines

Parasitology

Chetan Chitnis

Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
Expertise: Apicomplexa, Egress, Molecular genetics, Parasitology, Plasmodium, protein structure, Vaccine

Björn Kafsack

orcid.org/0000-0003-0089-1096
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Apicomplexa, malaria, Toxoplasma, Plasmodium, transcriptional regulation, protozoa

James B. Lok

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

Virology

Rachel Fearns

orcid.org/0000-0003-0783-7498
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Negative strand RNA viruses, Respiratory syncytial virus, Ebolavirus, Rhabdoviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Pneumoviridae, RNA synthesis

Tom Hobman

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

Seema Lakdawala

orcid.org/0000-0002-7679-2150
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: Influenza, cross-species transmission, Orthomyxoviridae, enveloped viruses, vesicles, reassortment

Helen Lazear

orcid.org/0000-0002-8649-4579
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Expertise: Flaviviruses, Zika virus, West Nile Virus, Rubella virus, innate immunity, interferon system, arboviruses, viral immune evasion

Kenneth Stapleford

NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Chikugungya virus, gene expression, RNA virus replication, cross-species transmission, Dengue virus, Flaviviridae, genomics, O'nyong-nyong virus, Sindbis virus, Togaviridae, West nile virus, Yellow fever virus

Xiaofeng Wang

orcid.org/0000-0002-3850-3274
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA, USA
Expertise: Plant virology, RNA genome replication, disease resistance protein, Bromoviridae, Geminiviridae, Picornaviridae, Potyviridae

Craig Wilen

orcid.org/0000-0003-2495-9403
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT, USA
Expertise: Mucosal immunity, Norovirus, viral entry, tuft cells

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

Mycology

Anuradha Chowdhary

orcid.org/0000-0002-2028-7462
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute
Delhi, India
Expertise: Antifungal drug resistance, Ascomycete pathogens, Basidiomycete pathogens, Zygomycete pathogens, molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis
Lab website

Deborah Hogan

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

Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk

orcid.org/0000-0002-4425-3873
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Antifungal drug discovery, antifungal drug resistance, biofilm formation, fungal interactions, immune evasion, immune suppression, Mechanism of antifungal activity
Lab website

Don Sheppard

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

Bacteriology

Jörn Coers

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: Gram Negative Bacteria, Innate Immunity, Chlamydia, cytokines, Inflammation

Kimberly Kline

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

John Leong

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

Neal Silverman

orcid.org/0000-0002-4259-456X
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA, USA
Expertise: Innate immunity, Nod-like receptors, Leishmania, insect DNA viruses, hormone signaling, functional amyloids
Lab website

Virology

Matt Evans

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

Felicia Goodrum

orcid.org/0000-0002-6646-7290
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, USA
Expertise: Cytomegalovirus, herpesviruses, membrane trafficking, DNA damage, signalling

Leo James

orcid.org/0000-0003-2131-0334
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: Adenoviridae, HIV, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, retroviridae, viral immune evasion, adaptive immunity, enveloped virus, innate immunity

Wendy Maury

orcid.org/0000-0002-9892-4484
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, USA
Expertise: Arenaviridae, Coronaviridae, Filoviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Chikungunya virus, emerging viruses, alpha virus, host-pathogen co-evolution

Andy Mehle

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
Expertise: Influenza virus (orthomyxoviridae), viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, virus:host interactions, host-range restriction, restriction factors

Plant Pathogens

Rosa Lozano-Durán

orcid.org/0000-0001-7348-8842
University of Tübingen
Tübingen, Germany
Expertise: Plant viral pathogens, Geminiviridae, host-pathogen co-evolution, DNA replaction, innate immunity

Prions

Cathryn Haigh

orcid.org/0000-0001-7591-1149
National Institute of Health
Hamilton, MT, USA
Expertise: Prion diseases, routes of transmission, chronic wasting disease, cross-species transmission, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Gerstmann-Straussler Scheinker syndrome

Dan Jarosz

orcid.org/0000-0003-3497-5888
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: Antifungal drug resistance, bacterial genetics, cell biology, epigenetic regulation, experimental evolution, genetic divergence, in vitro prion propagation, mathematical modeling, mutational robustness, population dynamics, structural basis of prion infectivity, systems biology
Lab website

Parasitology 

Laura J. Knoll

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

Audrey Odom John

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA
ExpertiseApicomplexaPlasmodium, apicoplast, drug discovery, drug resistance, metabolism

Laurie Read

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

 

Genomics Editors

Raul Andino

Section Editor
Evolutionary virology

François Balloux

Section Editor
Evolutionary biology

Aaron Mitchell

Section Editor
Mycology

Denise Monack

Section Editor
Bacteriology

Xin-zhuan Su

Section Editor
Parasitology

Bart Thomma

Section Editor
Plant Pathogens

David Wang

Section Editor
Virology

Associate Editors

Prions

Jason Bartz

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

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

HIV/Retroviruses

Charles Bangham

Imperial College London
London, UK
Expertise: HIV and retroviruses, human T cell leukaemia virus, T cells

Bryan R. Cullen

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

Ronald C. Desrosiers

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL, USA
Expertise: AIDS, SIV/HIV, neutralizing antibodies, AIDS vaccine, gamma herpesviruses

Katie Doores

King's College London
London, UK
Expertise: HIV and retroviruses, vaccines, adaptive immunity

Daniel Douek

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

David T. Evans

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI, USA
Expertise: Adapative immunity, co-infections, cross-species transmission, genomics, HIV, innate immunity, NK cells, Retroviridae, SIV, vaccines, virus discovery​

Welkin Johnson

orcid.org/0000-0001-5991-5414
Boston College, Boston
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Retroviridae, avian retrovirus, enveloped viruses, evolutionary biology, genomics, host-virus interactions, SIV, viral immune evasion

Hans-Georg Kräusslich

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

Jeffrey D. Lifson

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

Florence Margottin-Goguet

orcid.org/0000-0002-3124-6690
Cochin Institute, INSERM
Paris, France
Expertise: HIV, epigenetics, HIV viral auxiliary protein, SIV, replication, transcription, latent infections
Lab website

Guido Silvestri

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

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

Gilda Tachedjian

orcid.org/0000-0002-7733-7037
Burnet Institute
Melbourne, Australia
Expertise: HIV, host-virus interactions, lentivirus, mucosal immunity

Gram-Negative Bacteriology

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

Steven R. Blanke

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

Igor Brodsky

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Salmonella Typhimurium, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Macrophages, Inflammasome, Necroptosis

Jenifer Coburn

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

Isabelle Derré

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

Nuno M.S. dos Santos

orcid.org/0000-0002-5960-0647
University of Porto
Porto, Portugal
Expertise: Fish immunology, Vibrio spp, innate immunity, exotoxins, Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida

Simon Dove

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

Sophie Helaine

orcid.org/0000-0002-9877-4180
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Antibiotic persistence, antibiotic tolerance, bacterial genetics, enteric bacteria, Salmonella species, persistent infections

Theresa Koehler

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

Tomoko Kubori

Gifu University
Gifu, Japan
Expertise: Legionella, Salmonella, bacterial effectors, bacterial flagella, Secretion systems

Vincent T. Lee

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

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

Joan Mecsas

Tufts University
Medford, MA, USA
Expertise: Yersinia, Klebsiella, Type III secretion, Neutrophils, Enteroids/Organoids

Matthew Mulvey

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Expertise: Gram-negative pathogens, ExPEC, urinary tract infection, sepsis, innate immunity

William Navarre

orcid.org/0000-0002-9293-9220
University of Toronto
Ontario, Canada
Expertise: Gram-negative bacteria, bacterial genetics, horizontal gene transfer, gut microbiota, Salmonella species, Escherichia coli
Lab website

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

Eric Oswald

University of Toulouse
Toulouse, France
Expertise: toxins, pathogenic and commensal Enterobacteriaceae, carcinogenic bacteria, OMV

Matthew Parsek

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

Dana J. Philpott

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

D. Scott Samuels

University of Montana
Missoula, MT, USA
Expertise: Borrelia burgdorferi, spirochetes, gene regulation, bacterial genetics

David S. Schneider

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

David Weiss

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

Matthew Wolfgang

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Expertise: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gene regulation, Bacterial Genetics, Polymicrobial infection, Opportunistic infection

Dario Zamboni

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

Gram-Positive Bacteriology

Mitchell Balish

orcid.org/0000-0002-2606-5481
Miami University
Oxford, OH, USA
Expertise: Mycoplasma species, cell biology, bacterial toxins, bacterial metabolism

Marcel A. Behr

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

Helena Boshoff

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

Thomas R. Hawn

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

Anders Håkansson

orcid.org/0000-0002-2834-6009
Lund University
Lund, Sweden
Expertise: Host-pathogen interactions, Streptococcus spp, Staphylococcus spp, antibiotic resistance, biofilms

Theresa Koehler

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

Nicole Koropatkin

orcid.org/0000-0002-2459-3336
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise: Microbiome, bacterial metabolism, bacterial cell structure, proteomics

Katherine Lemon

orcid.org/0000-0003-1542-1679
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA
Expertise: Human nasal microbiome, upper respiratory tract microbiome, microbe-microbe interactions, human skin microbiome, genomics, gram-positive bacteria, probiotics

David Lewinsohn

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

Bruce McClane

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: Anaerobes, bacterial pathogenesis, Clostridium, enterotoxins, exotoxin

Rachel M McLoughin

orcid.org/0000-0003-4553-018X
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Expertise: StaphylococcusStreptococcus, microbiome, innate immunity, vaccine development
​Lab website

Timothy J. Mitchell

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Expertise: Streptococcus, inflammation, listeriosis, meningitis, pneumonia, Streptococcus pyogenes, vaccines

Carlos Javier Orihuela

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA
Expertise: S. pneumoniae, bacterial pathogenesis, mechanisms of bacterial adhesion, community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly, innate immunity

Andreas Peschel

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

Alice Prince

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

Padmini Salgame

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Expertise: Tuberculosis, Vaccine Development, Innate immunifty, Macrophages

Christopher Sassetti

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worchester, MA, USA
Expertise:  tuberculosis, innate immunity, metabolism, genetics

Paul Sullam

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

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

Evolutionary Biology

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

Debra Bessen

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

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

Francis Jiggins

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: Evolution, insects, viruses, symbionts, genetic variation

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

Erwin Schurr

McGill University
Montreal, Canada
Expertise: tuberculosis, leprosy, innate immunity

Adi Stern

orcid.org/0000-0002-2919-3542
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
Expertise: Evolutionary biology, retroviridae, fitness, mathematical modelling, RNA viruses, defective viral genomes

RNA Virology

Alex Bukreyev

orcid.org/0000-0002-0342-4824
University of Texas Medical Branch / Galveston National Laboratory
Galveston, TX, USA
Expertise: Ebolavirus, Filoviridae, Pneumoviridae, Paramyoxoviridae, antibody neutralisation, vaccine vectors, respiratory syncytial virus

George Belov

orcid.org/0000-0002-0892-1731 
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, USA
Expertise: Rhonovirus, coxsackievirus, enterovirus, Picornaviridae, membranes, poliovirus, vesicles

Meike Dittman

orcid.org/0000-0002-1741-7916
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York City, NY, USA
Expertise: Influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory viruses, interferon, respiratory syncytial virus

David T. Evans

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

Neil M. Ferguson

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

Andrea Gamarnik

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

Amy Hartman

orcid.org/0000-0002-0857-2973
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: Aerosol exposure, emerging viruses, Ebolavirus, viral immune evasion, respiratory infections, Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Filoviridae

Stacy Horner

orcid.org/0000-0002-9351-7409
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: Flaviviridae, dengue virus, innate immunity, viral immune evasion, hepatitis C virus

Jianming Hu

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Penn State College of Medicine,
Hershey, PA, USA
Expertise: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B virus, Hepadnaviridae

Kellie Jurado

orcid.org/0000-0003-0466-2696
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Flaviviridae, inflammation, emerging viruses, neutrotropic viruses, arboviruses, zoonotic infections

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

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

Sabra Klein

​orcid.org/0000-0002-0730-5224
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Influenza viruses, immunity, zoonotic infections, COVID-19, respiratory infections, sex differences

Florian Krammer

orcid.org/0000-0003-4121-776X
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Antibody neutralization, vaccines, influenza virus, insect cells, SARS coronavirus, respiratory infections

Jens Kuhn

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

Richard J. Kuhn

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

Deborah Lenschow

Washington University
St. Louis, MO, USA
Expertise: Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza virus. Chikungunya virus, innate immunity, arboviruses

Anice Lowen

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA
Expertise: Influenza Virus, Reassortment, Experimental Evolution, Zoonotic Infections

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

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

John T. Patton

Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN, USA
Expertise: dsRNA virus, Reoviridae, Rotavirus, innate immune evasion, RNA replication

Daniel R. Perez

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

Stanley Perlman

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, USA
Expertise: Adaptive immunity, Respiratory Infections, SARS coronavirus, Neurotropic viruses, Coronaviridae

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

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

Michael Robek

Albany Medical College
Albany, NY, USA
Expertise: Hepatitis B Virus, Cytokines, Inflammation, Vaccine Vectors, Adaptive Immunity

Andrea J. Sant

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY, USA
Expertise: Adapative immunity, CD4 T cell immunity, Cytokines, Influenza virus, Respiratory syncytial virus, Vaccines

Peter Sarnow

orcid.org/0000-0002-2043-2770
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: Hepatitis C virus, circular RNAs, microRNAs, innate immunity, virus-host interactions

Connie Schmaljohn

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

Matthias Johannes Schnell

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Nipah virus, Rhabdoviruses, Viral vaccines, Zoonotic infectsion, Rabies virus, Microarray, Hantaan virus, Filoviridae

Sujan Shresta

orcid.org/0000-0003-2906-8474
La Jolla Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA
Expertise: Flaviviridae, arboviruses, adaptive immunity, innate immunity, inflammation, dengue virus, antivirals

Aleem Siddiqui

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

Mehul Suthar
orcid.org/0000-0002-2686-8380
Emory University
http://vaccines.emory.edu/faculty-evc/primary-faculty/suthar_mehul.html 

Paul G. Thomas

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN, USA
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

Sean Whelan

Washington University in Saint Louis, School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO, 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

Christiane Wobus

University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise: Caliciviridae, Astroviridae, GI Infections, Virus-microbiota Interactions

Allan Zajac

orcid.org/0000-0001-9806-3277
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA
Expertise: Anti-viral immunity, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, vaccine vectors, Arenaviridae, emerging viruses

DNA Virology

Walter Atwood
orcid.org/0000-0002-3763-9073  
Brown University
https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/molecular-virology/home 

Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA
Expertise: Signal Transduction, Viral Oncology, Epigenetic modifications, Oncogenesis, Persistent infection, Herpesviridae, Lytic activation

William J. Britt

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

Wolfram Brune
orcid.org/0000-0002-6078-5255
Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology
https://www.hpi-hamburg.de/en/research-teams/research-departments/virus-host-interaction/ 

Laurent Coscoy

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

Dirk P. Dittmer

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

Linda Dixon

orcid.org/0000-0003-3845-3016
The Pirbright Institute
Surrey, UK
Expertise: African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV), emerging infections, cell biology, haemmorhagic fever, immune evasion/modulation, virus assembly, antivirals

Pinghui Feng

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

Daved Fremont

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

Denise A. Galloway

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: Papillomaviruses, mechanisms of cellular immortaliztion, E6 and E7, Papillomavirus/Polyomavirus serology

Ben Gewurz

Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Herpesviridae, epigenetic modifications, genomics, lymphoproliferative diseases, immune evasion

Patrick Hearing

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY, USA
Expertise: Adenoviridae, innate immunity, oncogenesis, Papillomaviridae, Parvoviridae, Polyomaviridae, viral gene transcription, viral genome replication

Zhihong Hu

orcid.org/0000-0002-1560-0928
Wuhan University
Wuhan, China
Expertise: Baculoviridae, genomics, Herpesviridae, evolutionary biology, Polydnaviridae, antivirals, systems virology

Robert F. Kalejta

University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, WI, USA
Expertise: Adenoviridae, apoptosis, genetics, herpesviridae, innate Immunity, Poxviridae, Polyomaviridae, Papillomaviridae, protein synthesis

Kenneth Kaye
orcid.org/0000-0001-5802-4556
Harvard University
https://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/virology/fac/kaye.php

Laurie Krug

National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: Herpesviridae, Pathogenesis, Oncogenesis, Latent Infection, Viral genome replication, Host Response to infection, Immune evasion/Modulation, Mice and Rodents

Michael Lagunoff

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: Herpesvirus, Oncogenesis, metabolism

Paul Francis Lambert

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

Paul M. Lieberman

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

Zhen Lin

Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA, USA
Expertise: Herpesviridae, Papillomaviridae, Genetics, Genomics, Viral Oncology

Paul Ling

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

Richard Longnecker

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

Craig Meyers

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

Edward Mocarski

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

Ashlee V. Moses

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

Christian Münz

Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Expertise: herpesviridae, autophagy, adaptive immunity, innate immunity, vaccines

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

Donna Neumann

orcid.org/0000-0002-8115-2254
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
Expertise: Herpesviridae, epigenetic modifications, Adenoviridae, CNS infection, gene therapy, viral genome replication, post-translational modifications

Annette Oxenius

ETHZ Institute of Microbiology
Zurich, Switzerland
Expertise: Adaptive immunity, Acute and chronic viral infection, Regulation of T cell responses

Nancy Raab-Traub

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

Richard Roden

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Human papillomavirus, viral onvology, epidemiology, innate immunity, adaptive immunity

R. Jude Samulski

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

Thomas Schulz
orcid.org/0000-0001-8792-5345
Hannover Medical School
www.sfb900.de/en/

Luis J. Sigal

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

Corey Smith

orcid.org/0000-0002-7550-9595
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Queensland, Australia
Expertise: Herpesviridae, Epstein-Barr virus, adaptive immunity, immune evasion, virus-associated cancer

Richard Stanton

orcid.org/0000-0002-6799-1182
Cardiff University
Cardiff, UK
Expertise: Adenoviridae, neutralizing antibodies, Herpesviridae, systems virology, immune evasion and modulation

Bill Sugden

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

Sankar Swaminathan

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

Christopher M. Walker

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

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

Fanxiu Zhu

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, USA
Expertise: Herpesviridae, Signal Transduction, Immune Evasion/Modulation, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus

Parasitology

James Beeson

orcid.org/0000-0002-1018-7898
Burnet Institute
Melbourne, Australia
Expertise: Epidemiology, Plasmodium, immunology, vaccines, vector-borne infections, antigenic variation

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

Michael J. Blackman

The Francis Crick Institute
London, United Kingdom
Expertise: parasitology, invasion, proteomics, chemical genomics

Christine Clayton
orcid.org/0000-0002-6384-0731
Heidelberg University Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH)
https://www.zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de/clayton/default.shtml  

Isabelle Coppens

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

Eric Y. Denkers

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Expertise: Apicomplexa, dendritic cells, Enteric infections, Immunology, innate immunity, macrophages, neutrophils, Protozoa, Toxoplasma, Vaccines

Luisa M. Figueiredo

orcid.org/0000-0002-5752-6586
University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
Expertise: kinetoplastids, antigenic variation, Trypanosoma brucei, cytoadherence, parasite cell surface

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

Ashraful Haque

orcid.org/0000-0003-2260-0026
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Melbourne, Australia
Expertise: Apicomplexa, immunology, Plasmodium, protozoa, genomics, blood infections, Leishmania

Kent Hill

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

Matt Higgins
orcid.org/0000-0002-2870-1955
University of Oxford
https://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/research/higgins

Patricia Johnson

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

Jean Langhorne

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

Elizabeth Ann McGraw

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA
Expertise: vector biology, virology, bacteria, host-parasite, innate immunity, Mosquito, Parasitology, insect, Evolution, Genetics

Edward Mitre

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

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

Meera Nair

orcid.org/0000-0002-1807-5161
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA, USA
Expertise: Helminths, intestinal worms, cellular immunity, innate imunity, schistosomes, tissue worms, cell biology, filarial worms

Tomoyoshi Nozaki

orcid.org/0000-0003-1354-5133
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Expertise: Cell biology, evolutionary biology and genetics, amoeba, organelle biogenesis, drug discovery

Thomas Nutman

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

Philipp Olias

orcid.org/0000-0002-7200-2414
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
Expertise: Protozoa, Toxoplasma, Apicomplexa, host response, protein export, molecular genetics

William A. Petri, Jr.

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

​David S. Schneider

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

Nicolai Siegel

orcid.org/0000-0002-1715-7907
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Munich, Germany
Expertise: Trypanosomes, epigenetics, parasite cell surface, systems biology, transcriptomics

Joseph Smith

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

Simona Stä​ger
orcid.org/0000-0001-5508-9565
INRS - Institut Armand Frappier
http://www.iaf.inrs.ca/simona-stager 

Mary M. Stevenson

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

Kenneth Vernick

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

David L. Williams

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

Plant Pathogens

Paul Birch

The James Hutton Institute, University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Expertise: biotrophic pathogens, fungal and oomycete pathogens of plants, innate immunity, Phytophthora infestans, potato

David Bisaro

orcid.org/0000-0002-6765-0548
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA
Expertise: viral plant pathogens, epigenetics, viral suppressor of RNA silencing, Geminiviridae, Nanoviridae, Caulimoviridae

Jeff Dangl

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

Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar

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

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

Christophe Ritzenthaler

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

Sebastian Schornack

orcid.org/0000-0002-7836-5881
Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: fungal and oomycete plant pathogens, Phytophthora spp, RNA silencing, obligate parasites

Libo Shan
orcid.org/0000-0002-4798-9907
Texas A&M University
https://ipgb.tamu.edu/faculty/; https://mpmi.tamu.edu/  

Eva Stukenbrock

orcid.org/0000-0001-8590-3345
Christian-­Albrechts University of Kiel
Kiel, Germany
Expertise: plant pathogenic fungi. evolutionary ecology, comparative genomics, phytotoxins, fungal transmission

Aiming Wang

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

Nian Wang

orcid.org/0000-0001-7743-0728
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA
Expertise: plant pathogens, biotrophic pathogens, phytotoxins, innate immunity, effectors, rhizosphere

Yuanchao Wang

orcid.org/0000-0001-5803-5343
Nanjing Agricultural University
Nanjing, China
Expertise: plant immunity, apoplast effectors, cell wall degradation, Phytophthora

Richard Wilson

orcid.org/0000-0002-7754-7712
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, USA
Expertise: plant pathogenic fungi, PAMP-triggered immunity, effector-triggered immunity, systems biology, genetics

Jin-Rong Xu

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

Mycology

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)

Deborah Hogan

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

Tobias Hohl

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Innate Immunity, Mechanisms of Antifungal Activity, Molecular Mechanisms of Fungal Pathogenesis, Cytokines and Chemokines, Mycology

Bruce S. Klein

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

Damian J. Krysan

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

Robin C. May

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

Joachim Morschhäuser

orcid.org/0000-0003-4227-8687
University of Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany
Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis, antifungal drug resistance, dimorphism, genetics, fitness costs associated with virulence/drug resistance

Mairi Noverr

Louisiana State University, School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA, USA
Expertise: Ascomycete pathogens, Interactions with host cells (in vivo), Innate immunity, Inflammation, Immunology

Amariliz Rivera-Medina

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Expertise: Fungal Pathogens, Innate Immunity, and Adaptive Immunity

Chengshu Wang

orcid.org/0000-0003-1477-1466
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai, China
Expertise: Entomopathogenic fungi, mechanism of antifungal activity, fungal interaction, genomics, host invasion, molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis, population genetics, Microbial Associated Molecular Patterns (MAMPs), Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs), virulence modification in response to environment