BMID Mentor Team

To-Do content list for Dr. Bloom:

  1. Header image!
  2. Description of the training program’s scope
  3. Description of how mentors are selected to join the mentor team…why their specific research complements the training program’s scope
  4. Outline expectations of mentor-mentee relationship. How mentors are encouraged to attend mentor academy, how the IDP works, how mentor-mentee interaction is structured
Mentor's PictureMentor's Name & DegreeMentor's Department and CollegeMentor's Research Interests
Jacqueline Abranches, PhD
Oral Biology, DentistryBacterial pathogenesis, streptococcal interactions with the cardiovascular system
Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, PhD
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MedicineStructural studies of ssDNA viruses, Parvoviridae, Geminiviridae, microviridae and circovirdae
Dorina Avram, PhD
Anatomy & Cell Biology, MedicineImmune regulation at mucosal sites
Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh, PhD
Pediatrics, Medicine
David Bloom, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, MedicineMolecular basis of pathogenesis of the herpes viruses, and application of these pathogenic concepts to the development of HSV as a gene therapy vector
Ashley Brown, PhD
Medicine, MedicineAntivirals and pharmacodynamics
Robert Burne, PhD
Oral Biology, DentistryBacterial pathogenesis, bioflims, environmental regulation of virulence gene expression, global regulators of genes in bacteria
Josephine Clark-Curtiss, PhD
Hospital Medicine, Medicine
Roy Curtiss III, PhD
Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Veterinary MedicineDesign, construct & evaluate recombinant bacterial vaccines to induce mucosal, systemic & cellular immunities
Yehia Daaka, PhD
Anatomy & Cell Biology, MedicineUnderstanding biological roles of G protein-coupled & androgen receptors that instruct embryonic development & continue to function in adulthood
Mary Davey, PhD
Oral Biology, DentistryMicrobial genetics & biofilms, inter-species (P. gingivalis & oral streptococci) & host-microbe interactions
Rhoel Dinglasan, PhD
Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Veterinary Medicine
John Driver, PhD
Animal Sciences, Institute of Food & Agricultural SciencesType 1 Diabetes, immunology, NKT cells, nutrition, autoimmunity, insulin producing pancreatic beta cells
George Drusano, PhD
Hospital Medicine, Medicine
Jorge Frias-Lopez, PhD
Oral Biology, DentistryApplying metatranscriptomic analysis to a polymicrobial disease model to explore the role of microbial communities in human health & disease
Frank Gibson, PhD
Oral Biology, DentistryDefine innate & inflammatory mechanisms which control oral disease pathogenesis
Christian Jobin, PhD
Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, MedicineEstablishing mechanisms controlling host-bacteria interaction in the intestine
Stephanie Karst, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, MedicineDeterminants of Murine Norovirus pathogenesis and basis of protective immunity
Jose Lemos PhD
Oral Biology, DentistryVirulence mechanisms of the Gram-positive pathogens
Alfred Lewin, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, MedicineRNA-mediated gene therapy; retinal disease; RNA catalysis
Anthony Maurelli, PhD
Environmental & Global Health, Public Health & Health Professions
Robert McKenna, PhD
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medicine
David Pascual, PhD
Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Veterinary MedicineMucosal immunology & vaccines
Rolf Renne, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, MedicineStudies on latent DNA replication and long-term episomal maintenance of KSHV/HHV-8
Herbert Schweizer, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Medicine
Scott Tibbetts, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, MedicineGamma herpes virus pathogenesis and immunity
Zsolt Toth, PhD
Oral Biology, Dentistry
Liang Zhou, PhD
Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Veterinary MedicineTranscriptional regulation of intestinal immune responses