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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.

Sequencing identifies multiple early introductions of SARS-CoV-2 to the New York City Region

Maurano, Matthew T; Ramaswami, Sitharam; Zappile, Paul; Dimartino, Dacia; Boytard, Ludovic; Ribeiro-Dos-Santos, André M; Vulpescu, Nicholas A; Westby, Gael; Shen, Guomiao; Feng, Xiaojun; Hogan, Megan S; Ragonnet-Cronin, Manon; Geidelberg, Lily; Marier, Christian; Meyn, Peter; Zhang, Yutong; Cadley, John A; Ordoñez, Raquel; Luther, Raven; Huang, Emily; Guzman, Emily; Arguelles-Grande, Carolina; Argyropoulos, Kimon V; Black, Margaret; Serrano, Antonio; Call, Melissa E; Kim, Min Jae; Belovarac, Brendan; Gindin, Tatyana; Lytle, Andrew; Pinnell, Jared; Vougiouklakis, Theodore; Chen, John; Lin, Lawrence H; Rapkiewicz, Amy; Raabe, Vanessa; Samanovic, Marie I; Jour, George; Osman, Iman; Aguero-Rosenfeld, Maria; Mulligan, Mark J; Volz, Erik M; Cotzia, Paolo; Snuderl, Matija; Heguy, Adriana

Genome research. 2020 Oct 22;

Acceptability of an inactivated influenza vaccine delivered by microneedle patch: Results from a phase I clinical trial of safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity

Frew, Paula M; Paine, Michele Bennett; Rouphael, Nadine; Schamel, Jay; Chung, Yunmi; Mulligan, Mark J; Prausnitz, Mark R

Vaccine. 2020 Oct 21; 38:7175-7181

Safety and Immunogenicity of Two RNA-Based Covid-19 Vaccine Candidates

Walsh, Edward E; Frenck, Robert W; Falsey, Ann R; Kitchin, Nicholas; Absalon, Judith; Gurtman, Alejandra; Lockhart, Stephen; Neuzil, Kathleen; Mulligan, Mark J; Bailey, Ruth; Swanson, Kena A; Li, Ping; Koury, Kenneth; Kalina, Warren; Cooper, David; Fontes-Garfias, Camila; Shi, Pei-Yong; Türeci, Özlem; Tompkins, Kristin R; Lyke, Kirsten E; Raabe, Vanessa; Dormitzer, Philip R; Jansen, Kathrin U; Şahin, Uğur; Gruber, William C

New England journal of medicine. 2020 Oct 14;

Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 - Final Report

Beigel, John H; Tomashek, Kay M; Dodd, Lori E; Mehta, Aneesh K; Zingman, Barry S; Kalil, Andre C; Hohmann, Elizabeth; Chu, Helen Y; Luetkemeyer, Annie; Kline, Susan; Lopez de Castilla, Diego; Finberg, Robert W; Dierberg, Kerry; Tapson, Victor; Hsieh, Lanny; Patterson, Thomas F; Paredes, Roger; Sweeney, Daniel A; Short, William R; Touloumi, Giota; Lye, David Chien; Ohmagari, Norio; Oh, Myoung-Don; Ruiz-Palacios, Guillermo M; Benfield, Thomas; Fätkenheuer, Gerd; Kortepeter, Mark G; Atmar, Robert L; Creech, C Buddy; Lundgren, Jens; Babiker, Abdel G; Pett, Sarah; Neaton, James D; Burgess, Timothy H; Bonnett, Tyler; Green, Michelle; Makowski, Mat; Osinusi, Anu; Nayak, Seema; Lane, H Clifford; Ahn, Jenny; Ahuja, Neera; Alaaeddine, Ghina; Ali, Farhana; Amin, Alpesh N; Angus, Brian; Antoniadou, Anastasia; Arguinchona, Christa; Arguinchona, Henry; Atmar, Robert L; Babiker, Abdel G; Barmparessou, Zafeiria; Beigel, John H; Bell, Taison D; Benfield, Thomas; Benson, Constance A; Billings, Joanne; Boesecke, Christoph; Bonnett, Tyler; Branche, Angela R; Burgess, Timothy H; Cantos, Valeria D; Cao, Huyen; Chambers, Susan E; Chary, Aarthi; Chrysanthidis, Theofilos; Chu, Helen Y; Chung, Kevin K; Cohen, Stuart H; Colombo, Christopher J; Colombo, Rhonda E; Creech, C Buddy; Crouch, Pierre-Cedric B; Davey, Richard T; Dempsey, Walla; Dierberg, Kerry; Dodd, Lori E; Duncan, Christopher J A; Eckhardt, Benjamin; El Sahly, Hana M; Elsafy, Mohamed; Engel, Theresa; Erdmann, Nathaniel; Falsey, Ann R; Fatkenheuer, Gerd; Ferreira, Jennifer L; Finberg, Robert W; Follmann, Dean; Frank, Maria; Ganesan, Anuradha; George, Sarah L; Germain Seymour, Jack David; Gerstoft, Jan; Gettinger, Nikki; Gioukari, Vicky; Goepfert, Paul; Goodman, Anna; Green, Margaret; Green, Michelle; Grein, Jonathan; Grossberg, Robert; Helleberg, Marie; Hewlett, Angela; Hohmann, Elizabeth; Holodniy, Mark; Hsieh, Lanny; Huprikar, Nikhil; Hynes, Noreen A; Jackson, Patrick E H; Jang, Hannah; Javeri, Heta; Jensen, Tomas; Jilg, Nikolaus; Johansen, Isik; Jung, Jongtak; Jurao, Robert; Kalil, Andre C; Kalomenidis, Ioannis; Kim, Eu Suk; Kline, Susan; Knudsen, Lene; Koehler, Philipp; Koo, Hyung; Kortepeter, Mark G; Kotloff, Karen L; Koulouris, Nikolaos; Krueger, Karen; Lalani, Tahaniyat; Lane, H Clifford; Larson, LuAnn; Lee, Marina; Lee, Tida; Lindegaard, Birgitte; Lindholm, David A; Llewelyn, Martin; Lopez de Castilla, Diego; Luetkemeyer, Annie; Lundgren, Jens; Lye, David Chien; Madsen, Lone W; Makowski, Mat; Malin, Jakob J; Marks, G Lynn; Martinez-Orozco, Jose Arturo; Mateu, Lourdes; Maves, Ryan C; McGill, Fiona; McLellan, Susan L F; Mehta, Aneesh K; Mende, Katrin; Merrick, Blair; Metallidis, Simeon; Mikami, Ayako; Minton, Jane; Munoz, Jose; Nadeau, Kari; Nayak, Seema; Neaton, James D; Neumann, Henry J; Nielsen, Henrik; Nomicos, Effie; Noren, Brooke; Novak, Richard M; Oh, Myoung-Don; Ohmagari, Norio; Ong, Sean W X; Ortiz, Justin R; Osinusi, Anu; Ostergaard, Lars; Paredes, Roger; Park, Wan Beom; Patterson, Thomas F; Paules, Catharine I; Pett, Sarah; Philips, Barbara; Pikaart-Tautges, Rhonda; Ponce de Leon, Alfredo; Price, D Ashley; Proschan, Michael; Protopapas, Konstantinos; Rajme, Sandra; Regalado Pineda, Justino; Rice, Todd W; Riedo, Francis X; Riska, Paul F; Roldan, Montserrat; Rouphael, Nadine G; Ruiz-Palacios, Guillermo M; Sauer, Lauren M; Short, William R; Staerke, Nina; Stephan, Christoph; Stephens, David S; Sutterwala, Fayyaz; Sweeney, Daniel A; Swiatlo, Edwin; Taiwo, Babafemi; Tapson, Victor; Tebas, Pablo; Tennant, Janice; Thompson, George R 3rd; Thomsen, Isaac; Tomashek, Kay M; Torgersen, Jessie; Torres-Soto, Mariam; Touloumi, Giota; Traenkner, Jessica J; Utz, Gregory C; Uyeki, Timothy M; Van Winkle, Jason W; Voell, Jocelyn D; Vu, Trung; Wald, Anna; Walker, Robert; Walter, Emmanuel B; Wang, Jennifer P; Wang, Jing; Wasmuth, Jan-Christian; Weise, Lothar; Wendrow, Andrea; Wessolossky, Mireya; Whitaker, Jennifer; Widmer, Kyle; Wierzbicki, Michael R; Wolf, Timo; Wolfe, Cameron; Wolff, Peter; Yang, Otto O; Young, Heather; Zakynthinos, Spyros G; Zingman, Barry S

New England journal of medicine. 2020 Oct 08;

Characteristics of Hospitalized Children With SARS-CoV-2 in the New York City Metropolitan Area

Verma, Sourabh; Lumba, Rishi; Dapul, Heda M; Simson, Gabrielle Gold-von; Phoon, Colin K; Phil, M; Lighter, Jennifer L; Farkas, Jonathan S; Vinci, Alexandra; Noor, Asif; Raabe, Vanessa N; Rhee, David; Rigaud, Mona; Mally, Pradeep V; Randis, Tara M; Dreyer, Benard; Ratner, Adam J; Manno, Catherine S; Chopra, Arun

Hospital pediatrics. 2020 Oct 08;

LY-CoV555, a rapidly isolated potent neutralizing antibody, provides protection in a non-human primate model of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Jones, Bryan E; Brown-Augsburger, Patricia L; Corbett, Kizzmekia S; Westendorf, Kathryn; Davies, Julian; Cujec, Thomas P; Wiethoff, Christopher M; Blackbourne, Jamie L; Heinz, Beverly A; Foster, Denisa; Higgs, Richard E; Balasubramaniam, Deepa; Wang, Lingshu; Bidshahri, Roza; Kraft, Lucas; Hwang, Yuri; Žentelis, Stefanie; Jepson, Kevin R; Goya, Rodrigo; Smith, Maia A; Collins, David W; Hinshaw, Samuel J; Tycho, Sean A; Pellacani, Davide; Xiang, Ping; Muthuraman, Krithika; Sobhanifar, Solmaz; Piper, Marissa H; Triana, Franz J; Hendle, Jorg; Pustilnik, Anna; Adams, Andrew C; Berens, Shawn J; Baric, Ralph S; Martinez, David R; Cross, Robert W; Geisbert, Thomas W; Borisevich, Viktoriya; Abiona, Olubukola; Belli, Hayley M; de Vries, Maren; Mohamed, Adil; Dittmann, Meike; Samanovic, Marie; Mulligan, Mark J; Goldsmith, Jory A; Hsieh, Ching-Lin; Johnson, Nicole V; Wrapp, Daniel; McLellan, Jason S; Barnhart, Bryan C; Graham, Barney S; Mascola, John R; Hansen, Carl L; Falconer, Ester

bioRxiv.org : the preprint server for biology. 2020 Oct 01;

Phase 1/2 study of COVID-19 RNA vaccine BNT162b1 in adults

Mulligan, Mark J; Lyke, Kirsten E; Kitchin, Nicholas; Absalon, Judith; Gurtman, Alejandra; Lockhart, Stephen; Neuzil, Kathleen; Raabe, Vanessa; Bailey, Ruth; Swanson, Kena A; Li, Ping; Koury, Kenneth; Kalina, Warren; Cooper, David; Fontes-Garfias, Camila; Shi, Pei-Yong; Türeci, Özlem; Tompkins, Kristin R; Walsh, Edward E; Frenck, Robert; Falsey, Ann R; Dormitzer, Philip R; Gruber, William C; Şahin, Uğur; Jansen, Kathrin U

Nature. 2020 Oct ; 586:589-593

Active surveillance documents rates of clinical care seeking due to respiratory illness

Galanti, Marta; Comito, Devon; Ligon, Chanel; Lane, Benjamin; Matienzo, Nelsa; Ibrahim, Sadiat; Shittu, Atinuke; Tagne, Eudosie; Birger, Ruthie; Ud-Dean, Minhaz; Filip, Ioan; Morita, Haruka; Rabadan, Raul; Anthony, Simon; Freyer, Greg A; Dayan, Peter; Shopsin, Bo; Shaman, Jeffrey

Influenza & other respiratory viruses. 2020 Sep ; 14:499-506