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Dr. Carneiro da Silva’s group applies evolutionary genetics and genomic sciences to basic and translational research of parasitic infectious diseases.
Dr. Levitz’s research focuses on the mechanisms by which the immune system controls specific fungal pathogens and the strategies that fungi utilize to circumvent host defenses. Particular areas of interest include how fungal glycosylation influences immune responses, inflammasome stimulation by chitosan, the mechanisms by which plasmacytoid dendritic cells mediate protection against Aspergillus fumigatus, and the development of vaccines against Cryptococcus neoformans and other pathogens. Keynote: A Subunit Cryptococcus Vaccine.
Dr. Narasimhan’s research focuses on the molecular design of nanoparticle-based platform technologies that can be broadly used to prevent and treat diseases. His work is at the intersection between materials chemistry, nanotechnology, and medicine. A second area of focus is the design of novel amphiphilic materials for stabilization of fragile biomacromolecules such as proteins and enzymes.
Dr. Plemper specializes in myxovirus pathogenesis and the development of therapeutics against myxovirus infection. His research is primarily focused on understanding how RNA viruses of the myxovirus families (influenza virus and human pathogens of the paramyxovirus family) enter cells and replicate their genetic information, and applying this insight to the development of novel antiviral therapeutic strategies.