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Microbiology MS/PhD Program Faculty

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Name
Joseph Blattman
Associate Professor

Blattman is an immunologist who studies how the immune system responds to vaccination and viral infection.

Arvind Varsani
Associate Professor

Arvind Varsani is a molecular virologist who works across ecosystems from plants to animals and from the tropics to polar regions.

480-727-2093

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Microbiology (PhD)

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Program Faculty

Name
Expertise
Morteza Abbaszadegan
Professor

Morteza Abbaszadegan is a professor of environmental microbiology/engineering and founding director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Water & Environmental Technology (WET) Center at ASU.

Karen Anderson
Professor

Dr. Anderson is a tumor biologist who studies how the immune system can be harnessed to detect and alter cancer development.

480-965-6982
Biodesign A220A 1001 S. McAllister Ave
Heather Bean
Assistant Professor

Bean applies bioanalytical chemistry methods to characterize microbial metabolomes and identify biomarkers of lung disease.

480-727-3395
LSE 315 School of Life Sciences
Joseph Blattman
Associate Professor

Blattman is an immunologist who studies how the immune system responds to vaccination and viral infection.

Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz
Asst Professor

Cadillo-Quiroz studies how microbes participate in ecosystem and applied processes.

480-965-4482
LSE 723 School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Yung Chang
Professor

Chang is an immunologist who studies the development and function of the immune system and uses DNA nanostructure to design and construct more useful vaccines and immunotherapeutic agents.

480-965-8672
BIODESIGN BLDG A
Ferran Garcia-Pichel
Professor and Dean

Garcia-Pichel is the dean of natural sciences for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He studies the roles, adaptations and impacts of microbes in natural environments, from desert soils to shallow marine waters.

480-727-7534
LSE 218
Gillian Gile
Assistant Professor

Gile is an evolutionary microbiologist who studies single-celled eukaryotes (protists) and symbiosis.

480-727-4761
Shelley Haydel
Associate Professor

Haydel is an infectious disease microbiologist who investigates novel antimicrobials, rapid infectious disease diagnostics, and how bacteria cause disease in humans.

480-727-7234
BDB 320A
Brenda Hogue
Professor

Hogue is a virologist who studies how coronaviruses, a large family of RNA viruses, that includes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), assemble and cause disease.

480-965-9478
Biodesign Institute A320D
Ian Hogue
Assistant Professor

Ian Hogue is a virologist who studies how alpha herpesviruses, including human Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1), infects the nervous system.

480-727-7322
Bertram Jacobs
Director and Professor

Jacobs is an expert on a poxvirus called vaccinia. He has genetically engineered vaccinia as a vehicle against infectious agents, bioterrorism threats, cancer and other viruses, including HIV.

480-965-4684
BDA 310C
Mark Jacobs
Vice Provost, Dean, Barrett Honors College, Professor

A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Jacobs is the author of more than 50 publications on the physiological and molecular control of plant development, He is also the dean of Barrett Honors College at ASU.

480-965-2354
Sage North
Stephen Johnston
Professor

Johnston work focuses on innovative solutions to fundamental problems in biomedicine, including the development of a universal preventative cancer vaccine. He holds 20 patents.

480-727-0792
BDB 230A BIODESIGN
Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
Associate Professor

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown's lab uses microbiological skills, genomic techniques and environmental engineering to study biodegradation of water contaminants, biotechnology for renewable bioenergy production and the gut microbiome.

480-727-7574
BDA 210
Douglas lake
Associate Professor

Lake is a cellular and molecular immunologist who is working on biologic inhibitors of tumor cell metastasis. He is also developing a new test for Valley Fever that provides a diagnosis for patients with acute disease.

480-301-4993
Mayo Clinic Collaborative Research Bldg Room 2-113
Tsafrir Mor
Professor

Mor is a molecular biologist and biochemist whose research focuses on using plants to produce useful and therapeutic polypeptides, proteins and enzymes.

480-727-7405
LSE 309
Efrem Lim
Assistant Professor

Efrem Lim studies how the virome (community of viruses) shapes human health and disease. His expertise is in mother-infant health and transplant diseases.

480-965-8667
Biodesign Institute, BDA 320B
Hugh Mason
Associate Professor

Hugh Mason was the first to publish peer-reviewed work on the use of plants for production of vaccine antigens.

480-727-8228
LSE 323 (Ofc), 332 (Lab)
Grant McFadden
Center Director & Professor

Grant McFadden directs the Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy (B-CIVV) at ASU. The McFadden lab studies how poxviruses that cause immunosuppression interact with the host immune system.

Rajeev Misra
Professor

Rajeev Misra is a microbial geneticist who studies how proteins, synthesized in the cytoplasm, are targeted to the bacterial outer membrane. He also examines the mechanisms of drug resistance.

480-965-3320
LSE 407
Susanne Neuer
Professor

Susanne Neuer has participated in more than 25 cruises, five as chief scientist. She teaches oceanography, ecology, environmental life sciences and marine biology.

480-727-7254
Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, LSE 421
Cheryl Nickerson
Professor

Cheryl Nickerson studies the effects of biomechanical forces on living cells, how this response is related to normal cellular homeostasis or infectious disease, and its translation to clinical application.

480-727-7520
BDB 340C
David Nielsen
Assistant Professor
480-965-4113
GWC 552
Bruce Rittmann
Professor

Bruce Rittmann is director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology and Regents' Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

480-727-0434
BDA 210B
Michael Rosenberg
Associate Professor

Rosenberg is a computational evolutionary biologist, ecologist, and bioinformatician.

480-965-1578
LSA 260
Everett Shock
Professor

Shock has appointments in the School of Molecular Sciences and School of Earth and Space Exploration and is director of the W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry at ASU.

480-965-0631
PSC -C306A PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Valerie Stout
Associate Professor
480-965-4617
LSE 339
Arvind Varsani
Associate Professor

Arvind Varsani is a molecular virologist who works across ecosystems from plants to animals and from the tropics to polar regions.

480-727-2093
Willem Vermaas
Foundation Professor

Wim Vermaas and his group do basic and applied research on cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic microbes, using these organisms as a chassis to produce useful compounds (biofuels, green chemicals) from sunlight and CO2.

480-965-6250
LSE 549
Xuan Wang
Asst Professor

Xuan Wang is an applied microbiologist, working at the interface between microbial genetics and metabolic engineering to develop new microbial production processes.

480-965-7789
LSE 523 427 E. Tyler Mall