Professor and Chairman
Bacterial Pathogenesis, Clostridium difficile, and Bacillus anthracis
Professor, Associate Director for Educational Training, Stephenson Cancer Center
Pathogenic spirochetes, Lyme disease pathogenesis, host-parasite relationships.
Cellular and molecular biology of apicomplexan parasites. Areas of special interest include parasite motility, protein secretion, second messenger signaling, genetics, and pathogenesis.
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Molecular Pathogenesis of Bacterial Ocular Infections
Neuroimmunology; Mucosal Immunology with an emphasis on the eye; herpes simplex virus type 1-induced lymphangiogenesis and encephalitis, vaccine development
The intersection of the immune and nervous systems during infection and tumorigenesis.
Molecular mimicry, Autoimmunity and Infection
Bacterial pathogenesis, innate immunity, antimicrobial resistance, membrane lipid remodeling, biochemistry of transmembrane proteins, bacterial glycerophospholipids.
Microbial genomics, bacterial iron transport, bacterial regulatory networks, microbial pathogenesis
Fungal pathogenesis, fungal genetics, signal transduction, antifungal therapy
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II molecules.
Professor, Graduate Student Liaison
Professor, Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor
NKT cells and regulation of humoral immune responses
Structural biology and biochemistry of bacterial protein toxins
Inflammation, mucosal immunology, cytokines
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
940 Stanton L. Young Blvd., BMSB 1053
Oklahoma City, OK 73104