Microbiology Faculty & Research AreasWe study bacteria, viruses, parasites, and the human immune response.
Faculty at NYU Langone’s Department of Microbiology engage in a wide variety of research endeavors centered around two thematic areas. The first area concerns the many and varied interactions between humans and pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and multicellular parasites. We study the ways in which these organisms replicate within the host and ensure transmission to new hosts. We also examine how the host responds to microbial and parasitic infections through innate and acquired immunity. The second area concerns our understanding of the molecular processes that give rise to human disease, with a special focus on cancer, development of the skeleton, stem cell biology, and neurological diseases. To find a research collaborator, sort our faculty by research interest.
Ralf Duerr, MD, PhDAssistant Professor (Research), Departments of Medicine and Microbiology
HIV diversity, Superinfection, Immune Responses, Antibody neutralization and binding, Drug Resistance Mutations, HIV Recombinant Forms, HIV infection in Cameroon / West-Central Africa, New emerging strains, Pathogenic CXCR4 tropic HIV-1,
Edward A. Fisher, MD, MPH, PhDProfessor, Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Cell Biology, and Microbiology
Molly C. Gale Hammell, PhDInterim Member of the Faculty, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Mila B. Ortigoza, MD, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Alejandro Pironti, PhDDirector, Microbial Computational Genomic Core Lab
Jonas Schluter, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
gut microbiome, massive clinical data sets and the hospitalome, microbial ecology and warfare, evolutionary theory, quorum sensing, machine-learning and Bayesian time series analysis, microbiota, cancer, immunity, immunology