Chun Jiang

Posted On October 28, 2014

CBP/Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Neurobiology

We are interested in molecular basis of cellular functions and their contributions to the systemic activity under normal and diseased conditions. Currently, we are focused on the understanding of how a few potassium channels act in breathing control, vascular tone regulation, and glucose homeostasis. For details, please visit our… more »

Julia Hilliard

Posted On October 28, 2014

Host: Pathogen relationships, innate immune defenses against zoonotic viruses, adaptive immune defense, including humoral and cellular defenses, virus pathogenesis, neuropathogenesis, neuroimmunology, neurogenomics, therapeutics (drug discovery) and vaccine designs, rapid pathogen identification, high-throughput diagnostics, models of natural versus foreign host infection, FTIR spectroscopy, and high-content screeing.

Pathogen Interactions in Natural and Foreign (Zoonotic) Hosts… more »

Eric Gilbert

Posted On October 28, 2014

Environmental Toxicology

Microbial biofilms: understanding microorganisms attached to surfaces. The central focus of research in my laboratory is microbial biofilms, or communities of microorganisms attached to surfaces. Biofilms are widely distributed in nature, and may be beneficial or harmful to humans, depending on the microbes that inhabit them. A common feature to all of our… more »

Richard Dix

Posted On October 28, 2014

Molecular Genetics/Neurobiology, Ocular Virology and Immunology

The eye is an immune-privileged site of the body that possesses a number of structural barriers and immunologic strategies to preserve vision. Despite these novel barriers and strategies, viruses use a variety of unique pathogenic mechanisms to invade retinal tissues and establish infection, a process that often leads to… more »

Charlie Garnett Benson

Posted On October 16, 2014

Tumor Immunology and Human Adenovirus Infection in Lymphocytes

My laboratory conducts research in the areas of cellular and molecular immunology, as well as investigating the association of human adenovirus with lymphocytes. Ongoing studies involve (1) the analysis of basic immunologic mechanisms and principles against self-cells from diverse tissues, (2) analysis of immune cell interactions with… more »

Deborah Baro

Posted On October 16, 2014

Dopamine is a modified aromatic amino acid. This monoamine binds to a family of G-protein coupled receptors found on neurons and other cell types, called dopamine receptors. The binding of dopamine to a dopamine receptor can trigger a variety of intracellular signaling cascades that alter neuronal function over many time scales. Dopamine release can be… more »

Walter Walthall

Posted On March 2, 2014

Neurobiology & Genetics

Nerve cells (neurons) provide a rapid communications network that is responsible for producing behavior. The networks are functionally analogous to the electronic circuits within a computer. Nervous systems, like computers, rely on their components to b e precisely connected. Developing neurons send out cellular processes that distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate targets… more »

Tim Denning, IBMS

Posted On December 19, 2013

Timothy Denning, associate professor at Georgia State University, specializes in research on how antigen presenting cells regulate adaptive immune responses at mucosal surfaces. In particular, he is interested in how intestinal macrophages and dendritic cells control CD4+ T cell differentiation and function in the intestine during homeostasis and inflammatory conditions. The research has applications for… more »

Jian-Dong Li, IBMS

Posted On December 16, 2013

Jian-Dong Li, professor and director of the Center for Inflammation, Immunity and Infection, specializes in research on inflammation, innate immunity and respiratory infections. His current research focuses on inducible negative feedback regulation of inflammation, which provides novel insights into the tight regulation of inflammation and may lead to the identification of novel therapeutic targets. He… more »

Sang-Moo Kang, IBMS

Posted On December 16, 2013

Sang-Moo Kang, professor at Georgia State University, is focused on research to design and develop effective vaccines against viral diseases such as influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus, to better understand vaccine-induced protective immune mechanisms, to study pathogen-induced inflammation and to develop anti-inflammatory therapeutics. The research is significant for the development of effective and universal… more »