Zhi-Ren Liu

Posted On October 29, 2014

Molecular Biology & Cancer Biology

The goal of our research is to understand the molecular mechanism of cell abnormality, especially the conditions that are associated with many human diseases. We hope that our understanding will ultimately be converted to the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Currently, we are focus on following two separate… more »

Yuan Liu

Posted On October 28, 2014


Bian Z, Shi L, Guo YL, Lv Z, Tang C, Niu S, Tremblay A, Venkataramani M, Culpepper C, Li L, Zhou Z, Mansour A, Zhang Y, Gewirtz A, Kidder K, Zen K and Liu Y (2016) Cd47-Sirpα interaction and IL-10 constrain inflammation-induced macrophage phagocytosis of healthy self-cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016 Sep… 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 »

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 »