University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Center for Immunobiology and Infectious Diseases

Research Projects

A research training program in Immunology and Infectious Diseases exists with opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This is supported by funds from both the COBRE and T32 Training Grant awards. In addition to studies of basic cellular and molecular immune mechanisms, there is a robust translational component performing vaccine trials.

Faculty Projects

  • Eyal Amiel, Ph.D. Bio
    Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Science

Metabolic regulation of dendritic cells

  • Bryan Ballif, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Associate Professor of Biology

Co-Director Mass spectrometry core facility; Molecular mechanisms of signal transduction

  • John Barlow, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences

Mastitis epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance

  • Jeffrey Bond, Ph.D. Bio
    Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Biology

Bioinformatics

  • Elizabeth Bonney, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Immune response in pregnancy

  • Jason Botten, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Identification of the hantavirus-host interactome
  • Jonathan Boyson, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Associate Professor of Surgery

Function and regulation of NKT cells

  • Ralph Budd, M.D. Bio; Lab
    Director of VCIID, Professor of Medicine
    and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Regulation of caspases in the immune system; Function of gamma/delta T cells

  • Iwona Buskiewicz, Ph.D. Bio
    Research Associate in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Pathology

Regulation of RIG-1 pathway in innate immunity of viral infections

  • Sean Diehl, Ph.D. Bio
    Assistant Professor of Pathology

Human immunology; vaccine development

  • Sally Huber, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Professor of Pathology

Immune response to coxsackievirus infection; Gamma/delta T cell function

  • Christopher Huston, M.D. Bio; Lab
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Pathogenesis of Entamoeba histolytica; drug development for cryptosporidiosis

  • Beth D. Kirkpatrick, M.D. Bio; Lab
    Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Director, Vaccine Trials Center; Vacine development / human immunity

  • Dwight Matthews, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Professor of Chemistry

Director, Mass spectrometry core facility; Metabolism

  • Matthew Poynter, Ph.D. Bio
    Associate Professor of Medicine

Airway epithelial regulation of pulmonary innate and adaptive immunity

  • Mercedes Rincon, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Professor of Medicine

Transcriptional regulation of genes; IL-6 function; Immune response to influenza

  • Aimee Shen, Ph.D. Bio
    Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Chemically interrogating bacterial MARTX toxin function
  • Cory Teuscher, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Professor of Medicine and Pathology

Immunogenetics of autoimmune and infectious diseases

  • Markus Thali, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

HIV infection

  • Gary Ward, Ph.D. Bio; Lab
    Co-Director of VCIID, Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Pathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii

  • Matthew Wargo, Ph.D. Bio
    Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Betaine regulation of pseudomonas virulence

Core Facilities

The VCIID has responsibility for, or contributes to, the following facilities at the College's Core Facilities, our campus-wide resources that provide researchers with the sophisticated equipment and methodologies that help expand their work.

Last modified June 05 2014 04:40 PM