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MAC-EPID directors
Janet Gilsdorf, Co-founder (left) Betsy Foxman, Director (right)


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Chapman, Matthew, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Reasearch interests include: the dynamic process that allows bacteria to integrate and adapt to their environment.
chapmanm@umich.edu
Chapman Lab
http://www.uofmhealth.org/profile/1272/suzanne-rachel-dawid-md-phd Dawid, Suzanne, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Research interests include: The study of bacterial factors that promote colonization and disease with respiratory pathogens.
sdawid@umich.edu
Dawid Laboratory
https://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/people/ci.dickgregory_ci.detail Dick, Greg, PhD
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research interests include: Microbial community genomics, geomicrobiology, and marine microbiology.
gdick@umich.edu
Michigan Geomicrobiology Lab
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/people/dunlappaul_ci
Dunlap, Paul, PhD
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research interests include: Microbial symbiosis, bioluminescence, and quorum sensing.
pvdunlap@umich.edu
Dunlap Lab
http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=jnse
Eisenberg, Joseph, PhD, MPH
Professor, Epidemiology
Research interests include: Infectious disease, transmission modeling, risk assessment, waterborne pathogens, vectorborne disease.
jnse@umich.edu
EcoDess: Environmental Change and Diarrheal Disease in Ecuador
http://www.snre.umich.edu/profile/jfoufop
Foufopoulos, Johannes, PhD
Associate Professor, Natural Resources and Environment
Research interests include: Research and teaching in conservation biology and the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases.
jfoufop@umich.edu
http://sitemaker.umich.edu/jfoufop/front_page
Foxman, Betsy, PhD
Director of MAC-EPID
Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Endowed Professor of Epidemiology
Research interests include: Molecular epidemiology of acute, chronic recurring infections of multiple etiology affecting primarily women and children; urinary tract infections; candida vaginitis; lactation mastitis, and otitis media.
Gilsdorf, Janet, MD - Emeritus
Associate Director of MAC-EPID
Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases
Professor, Epidemiology
Research interests include: Haemophilis influenzae pathogenesis, epidmiology of respiratory pathogens in day care, and antigenic diversity of H. influenzae.
gilsdorf@umich.edu
UMHS profile
Goldberg, Deborah, PhD
Elzada U. Clover Collegiate Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Research interests include: Community ecology, plant ecology.
degold@umich.edu
Gordon, Aubree, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Research interests include: the areas of infectious disease epidemiology and global health. Her current research focuses on the epidemiologic features and transmission of influenza in Nicaragua.
gordonal@umich.edu
Huffnagle, Gary, PhD
Professor, Internal Medicine
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Director, T32 Multidisciplinary Training in Pulmonary Diseases
Research interests include: Mechanisms of pulmonary immunity to infectious diseases (C. neoformans). Interaction between cryptococcal virulence factors and host defenses in the lungs. Role of TNF and chemokines in pulmonary cell-mediated immunity.

ghuff@med.umich.edu
King, Aaron Alan, PhD
Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics
Research interests include: Modeling particular systems, in analyzing particular models, and in developing general methods for modeling and analysis.
kingaa@umich.edu
King Lab
Kirschner, Denise, PhD
Co-director, Center for Systems Biology
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research interests include: Host pathogen interactions during persistent infections.
kirschne@umich.edu
Center for Systems Biology
Kling, George, PhD
Robert G. Wetzel Collegiate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Research interests include: How elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur move through the environment. This research requires study at the scale of the ecosystem, and encompasses physical transport phenomena, geochemical reactions, and the role of organisms in element storate and transformation.
gwk@umich.edu
Kling webpage
Koopman, Jim, MD, MPH Emeritus
Professor of Epidemiology
Research interests include: Transmission system analysis in geographically and socially structured populations for: vaccine trial design, microbial risk assessment for EPA, and design of surveillance systems for CDC.
jkoopman@umich.edu
LiPuma, John, MD
Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases
Professor, Epidemiology
Research interests include: The molecular epidemiology and taxonomy of Burkholderia cepacia, a significant pathogen among persons with cystic fibrosis. Dr. LiPuma maintains a bacterial repository of B. cepacia complex and other non-fermenting bacterial isolates for the CF clinical research community.
jlipuma@umich.edu
Lin, Nina, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Research interests include: Biological switching, microbial symbiosis, metabolic modeling and engineering, bioenergy, systems biology, synthetic biology
ninalin@umich.edu
The Lin Group: Systems Biotechnology Research
Love, Nancy, G. PhD
Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research interests include: general area of environmental biotechnology
nglove@umich.edu
Love Research Group
Low, Bobbi, PhD
Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center

Research interests include: evolutionary biology and its applications to fertility behavior in human and non-human populations. She is currently working on applications of evolutionary psychology to the study of sexual attitudes and behavior in Thailand.
bobbilow@umich.edu
Personal web site
Markovitz, David, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Research interests include: Cellular factors which are involved in the activation of human retroviral transcription, gene therapy methods to treat HIV infection and autoimmune diseases, the effect of chemokines on HIV replication, and the mechanism by which the LON protease influences gene expression.
Lab
Marrs, Carl, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Research interests include: Molecular epidemiology of Group B Streptococcus and Escherichia coli; Virulence related genetic variation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains; Haemophilus influenzae genes associated with acute otitis media and COPD; Transmission dynamics and antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli; Antibiotic resistance gene resistance transfer in biofilms; Public health genetics; Molecular epidemiology of oral and vaginal bacteria
cfmarrs@umich.edu

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Martin, Emily Toth, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Research interests include: Infectious disease epidemiology, specifically focusing on infections with multiple pathogens and in chronic carriage of bacteria or viruses in people without symptoms. Molecular and clinical epidemiology of patients who have dual bacterial infections with MRSA and VRE.
etmartin@umich.edu
Miller, David J., MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Research interests include: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of viral RNA replicaiton and the innate immune response to viral infections.
milldavi@umich.edu
Miller lab page
Mobley, Harry, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Research interests include: Bacterial pathogenesis; virulence of uropathogens and Helicobacter pylori
hmobley@umich.edu
Mobley lab page
 
Newman, Mark, PhD
Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor, Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems
Research interests include: Networks and graph theory; statistical physics including glassy systems, Monte Carlo methods, and percolation; epidemiology and the structure of contact networks; macroevolutionary theory, space diversity, and extinction.
mejn@umich.edu
Personal website
Center for the Study of Complex Systems
 
Núñez, Gabriel, MD
Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor of Academic Pathology
Department of Pathology
Research Interests include: Innate immunity, host defense against bacterial pathogens, role of the microbiota in pathogen colonization
bclx@umich.edu
 
Raskin, Lutgarde, PhD
Altarum/ERIM Russell O'Neal Professor, Environmental Engineering
Research interests include: Biological processes in engineered systems.
raskin@umich.edu
Raskin Research Group
Energy Institute
Environmental Biotechnology Group
 
Rickard, Alexander, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Research interests include: biofilm communities and the role of coaggregation and cell-cell signaling in promoting health or disease.
alexhr@umich.edu
Biofilms in Health, Disease, and the Environment
 
Schloss, Patrick D. PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Research interests include: Interplay between humans and the microbes that reside on and within us - the human microbiome.
pschloss@umich.edu
Schloss Lab
 
Schmidt, Tom, PhD
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Internal Medicine
Research interests include: the physiology and ecology of microbes. His research is currently focused on two microbial communities: those found in terrestrial environments and are involved in the flux of greenhouse gases, and microbes that constitute mammalian microbiome. A current point of interest is testing the hypotheses that there is a trade-off between growth rate and resource use efficiency.
schmidti@umich.edu
Schmidt Lab website
 
Simon, Carl, PhD
Professor, Economics, Mathematics and Public Policy
Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Research interests include: Mathematical models of the spread of infection, both at the population and at the cellular level, with special interests in HIV and influenza, in vaccination strategies, and in the effects of contact patterns on transmission.
cpsimon@umich.edu
 
Wilson, Mark, ScM, ScD
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research interests include: Analysis of transmission dynamics, the evolution of vector-host-parasite systems, and the determinants of human disease risk.
wilsonml@umich.edu
 
Xi, Chuanwu, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Research interests include: advanced imaging of biofilm structure and function, and the role of biofilm in infectious diseases and antibiotics resistance
cxi@umich.edu
Xi Lab
 
Yang, Zhenhua, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Research interests include: The molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of tuberculosis (TB).
zhenhua@umich.edu
 
Young, Vincent MD, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine
Research interests include: Role of bacteria in acute and chronic gastrointestinal (GI) illness. Click here for more information.
youngvi@umich.edu
 
Zöellner, Sebastian K, PhD, MS
AssociateProfessor, Biostatistics
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Research interests include: using genetic data to identify variants that contribute to the risk of common diseases in humans. Understanding the patterns in population genetics data and make inferences about histories of populations.
szoellne@umich.edu
Research website