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Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology Research

We focus on research to find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases.

At NYU Langone’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, we believe that research is the engine that drives new medical advances to protect and restore public health locally and globally. Research is an important part of our mission, and our goal is to translate scientific research into innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases.

Our research activities cover the entire span of biomedical discovery—from preclinical laboratory research using animal models, to clinical studies and clinical trials that translate into clinical practice. We also conduct research on healthcare policy, education, and behavior.

We are dedicated to training the next generation of research leaders in the field of infectious diseases and immunology. Important research initiatives within our division include the Vaccine Center, NYU Langone Molecular Outbreak Program, Special Pathogens Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and hepatitis C elimination studies, as well as research on Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, hepatitis B, influenza, universal flu vaccine, flaviviruses, and yellow fever virus vaccines.

Core Faculty Investigators

Benjamin J. Eckhardt, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Lead Investigator, Hepatitis C Elimination Studies

Ramin Herati, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Mark J. Mulligan, MD
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Director, Vaccine Center
The Thomas S. Murphy Sr. Professor, Department of Medicine

Vanessa N. Raabe, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Bo Shopsin, MD, PhD
Director, Molecular Epidemiology
Program Director, NYU Langone Molecular Outbreak Program
The Saul J. Farber Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Scott A. Weisenberg, MD
Medical Director, NYU Langone Infectious Disease Associates
Medical Director, Travel Medicine Program
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Faculty Publications

Our faculty publish their research in leading peer-reviewed journals. Learn more about their recent publications.

Methotrexate hampers immunogenicity to BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in immune-mediated inflammatory disease

Haberman, Rebecca H; Herati, Ramin; Simon, David; Samanovic, Marie; Blank, Rebecca B; Tuen, Michael; Koralov, Sergei; Atreya, Raja; Tascilar, Koray; Allen, Joseph; Castillo, Rochelle; Cornelius, Amber; Rackoff, Paula; Solomon, Gary; Adhikari, Samrachana; Azar, Natalie; Rosenthal, Pamela; Izmirly, Peter; Samuels, Jonathan; Golden, Brian; Reddy, Soumya M; Neurath, Markus; Abramson, Steven B; Schett, Georg; Mulligan, Mark; Scher, Jose U

Annals of the rheumatic diseases. 2021 10 ; 80:1339-1344

SARS-CoV-2 Among Infants <90 Days of Age Admitted for Serious Bacterial Infection Evaluation

Paret, Michal; Lalani, Karim; Hedari, Carine; Jaffer, Annum; Narayanan, Nisha; Noor, Asif; Lighter, Jennifer; Madan, Rebecca Pellett; Shust, Gail F; Ratner, Adam J; Raabe, Vanessa N

Pediatrics (1948). 2021 10 ; 148:

Microbial signatures in the lower airways of mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients associated with poor clinical outcome

Sulaiman, Imran; Chung, Matthew; Angel, Luis; Tsay, Jun-Chieh J; Wu, Benjamin G; Yeung, Stephen T; Krolikowski, Kelsey; Li, Yonghua; Duerr, Ralf; Schluger, Rosemary; Thannickal, Sara A; Koide, Akiko; Rafeq, Samaan; Barnett, Clea; Postelnicu, Radu; Wang, Chang; Banakis, Stephanie; Pérez-Pérez, Lizzette; Shen, Guomiao; Jour, George; Meyn, Peter; Carpenito, Joseph; Liu, Xiuxiu; Ji, Kun; Collazo, Destiny; Labarbiera, Anthony; Amoroso, Nancy; Brosnahan, Shari; Mukherjee, Vikramjit; Kaufman, David; Bakker, Jan; Lubinsky, Anthony; Pradhan, Deepak; Sterman, Daniel H; Weiden, Michael; Heguy, Adriana; Evans, Laura; Uyeki, Timothy M; Clemente, Jose C; de Wit, Emmie; Schmidt, Ann Marie; Shopsin, Bo; Desvignes, Ludovic; Wang, Chan; Li, Huilin; Zhang, Bin; Forst, Christian V; Koide, Shohei; Stapleford, Kenneth A; Khanna, Kamal M; Ghedin, Elodie; Segal, Leopoldo N

Nature microbiology. 2021 Oct ; 6:1245-1258

Phase 3 Safety and Efficacy of AZD1222 (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) Covid-19 Vaccine

Falsey, Ann R; Sobieszczyk, Magdalena E; Hirsch, Ian; Sproule, Stephanie; Robb, Merlin L; Corey, Lawrence; Neuzil, Kathleen M; Hahn, William; Hunt, Julie; Mulligan, Mark J; McEvoy, Charlene; DeJesus, Edwin; Hassman, Michael; Little, Susan J; Pahud, Barbara A; Durbin, Anna; Pickrell, Paul; Daar, Eric S; Bush, Larry; Solis, Joel; Carr, Quito Osuna; Oyedele, Temitope; Buchbinder, Susan; Cowden, Jessica; Vargas, Sergio L; Benavides, Alfredo Guerreros; Call, Robert; Keefer, Michael C; Kirkpatrick, Beth D; Pullman, John; Tong, Tina; Isaacs, Margaret Brewinski; Benkeser, David; Janes, Holly E; Nason, Martha C; Green, Justin A; Kelly, Elizabeth J; Maaske, Jill; Mueller, Nancy; Shoemaker, Kathryn; Takas, Therese; Marshall, Richard P; Pangalos, Menelas N; Villafana, Tonya; Gonzalez-Lopez, Antonio; [Eckhardt, Benjamin]

New England journal of medicine. 2021 Sep 29;

Decreased production of epithelial-derived antimicrobial molecules at mucosal barriers during early life

Lokken-Toyli, Kristen L; de Steenhuijsen Piters, Wouter A A; Zangari, Tonia; Martel, Rachel; Kuipers, Kirsten; Shopsin, Bo; Loomis, Cynthia; Bogaert, Debby; Weiser, Jeffrey N

Mucosal immunology. 2021 Aug 31;

Comparison of Neutralizing Antibody Titers Elicited by mRNA and Adenoviral Vector Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Tada, Takuya; Zhou, Hao; Samanovic, Marie I; Dcosta, Belinda M; Cornelius, Amber; Mulligan, Mark J; Landau, Nathaniel R

bioRxiv.org : the preprint server for biology. 2021 Aug 06;

B.1.526 SARS-CoV-2 Variants Identified in New York City are Neutralized by Vaccine-Elicited and Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies

Zhou, Hao; Dcosta, Belinda M; Samanovic, Marie I; Mulligan, Mark J; Landau, Nathaniel R; Tada, Takuya

MBio. 2021 Jul 27; e0138621

Immunologic mechanisms of seasonal influenza vaccination administered by microneedle patch from a randomized phase I trial

Rouphael, Nadine G; Lai, Lilin; Tandon, Sonia; McCullough, Michele Paine; Kong, Yunchuan; Kabbani, Sarah; Natrajan, Muktha S; Xu, Yongxian; Zhu, Yerun; Wang, Dongli; O'Shea, Jesse; Sherman, Amy; Yu, Tianwei; Henry, Sebastien; McAllister, Devin; Stadlbauer, Daniel; Khurana, Surender; Golding, Hana; Krammer, Florian; Mulligan, Mark J; Prausnitz, Mark R

NPJ vaccines. 2021 Jul 14; 6:89