Microbiology

Environmental Science-Res, Assistant Professor, Earth Microbiome, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment , Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Plant Science, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Regents Professor, Plant Sciences, Research Associate Professor, Entomology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Unravel the phylodynamics and transmission-specific determinants of emerging plant virus/fastidious bacteria-insect vector complexes, and translate new knowledge to abate pathogen spread in food systems.

Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We aim to understand the mechanisms of HPV infection, the cellular responses to HPV infection, and how the interplay between host and virus influences the outcome

Assistant Professor, Soil / Subsurface Microbial Ecology, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, School of Plant Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

We investigate the myriad of ways microbes living in the wild (soil, water and air) affect Earth processes and our health.

Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Microbiology, Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Plant Sciences, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Upon infection, viruses must transport their genomes into cells and produce progeny, often under a strict time deadline. We study how the viral proteins interact with with each other and with host cell proteins to efficiently accomplish these processes.

Professor, Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Immunobiology, Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) occurs more in Arizona than anywhere else. My research and others at the Valley Fever Center for Excellence involve understanding how disease is caused by infection, how the immune system stops or prevents illness, and how we can better diagnose, treat, or prevent this public health problem.

Interim Associate Department Head, Immunobiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dr. Goodrum's long-standing research focus is to understand the molecular virus-host interactions important to human cytomegalovirus (CMV) latency and persistence in the host. She has focused on identifying viral and host determinants mediating the switch between latent and replicative states. The goal of her research program is to define the mechanistic underpinnings of HCMV latency and reactivation to lay the foundation for clinical interventions to control CMV disease in all settings.

Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

Our lab focuses on large-scale –omics datasets, high-throughput computing, and big data analytics. We leverage these technologies to answer questions related to the relationship between microbes, their hosts, and the environment. In particular, we focus on viral-host interactions and co-evolution given environmental factors (i) in aquatic systems and (ii) for phage treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We seek to develop tools and strategies to expedite the understanding and treatment of the dengue virus. These advances will be transferable to other areas of virology and biochemistry. Along these lines, we are engaged in three core synergistic projects to answer the following questions: (1) Do unnatural metabolites incorporated into DENV serve as reporters for host-pathogen interactions? (2) What are the host-pathogen interactions in DENV that are targetable for diagnosis or treatment? (3) Is there a chemical reaction between two small molecules that reports on the interaction between DENV and host proteins?

Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty

Metals such as calcium and iron are essential to living organisms. Some metals in excess, like copper, are detrimental to bacteria. My laboratory studies this phenomenon in Streptococcus pneumoniae to find novels method for killing pathogenic bacteria.

Professor, Environmental Science-Ext, Professor, Public Health, Director, National Science Foundation Water Environmental Technology Center, Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology, Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Research Fellow, BIO5 Institute

All viruses hijack host cell machinery to facilitate their replication. My lab investigates how the production of infectious viral progeny relies on host metabolism. Our overall goal is to guide the development of novel antiviral therapies using information regarding how viruses hijack host metabolism.

Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Immunobiology, Director, Microbial Pathogenesis Program, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

How do bacteria "talk" to the body? How does the body reply to the microbe? How does this conversation affect your health and well being?

Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Genomics, Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

We study the biodiversity, biogeography, evolutionary origins, and ecological roles of plant-associated microorganisms. We use a combination of traditional culture-based microbiology, functional assays, and next-generation 'omics tools to study microbial symbiont communities in diverse lineages of land plants at scales ranging from local to global. We are interested in characterizing the biotic and abiotic factors shaping the assembly of plant-associated fungal communities, how community structure and diversity impacts ecosystem function, and the evolutionary dynamics of fungal symbiont evolution in the context of closely related pathogens and saprotrophs.

Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Co-Director, Collaboratory for Anti-infectives and Therapeutics

Around the world, diarrhea kills ninety children every hour. My laboratory uses the latest technology to understand how bacteria cause diarrhea in children. In addition to providing clues for new ways to prevent disease, our research helps us understand how the body maintains good health.

Assistant Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Assistant Research Professor, Director, Viper Institute
Associate Director, Microbiome, Department Head, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute