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Pathology of Infectious Disease and the Immune System

Treating and preventing disease

Researchers in the Department of Pathology are developing new molecular tools to identify and characterize disease-causing organisms at the genetic level.

Our efforts are helping us to develop a better understanding of how pathogens cause disease and to develop and evaluate new ways to treat and prevent disease. Our team is also working to understand how the immune system interacts with the body’s own tissues to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases.  

Our researchers

Dr. Todd Hatchette The interaction of influenza proteins and host pathways, and influenza vaccinology
Dr. Jason LeBlanc Microbial pathogenesis    
Dr. Thomas Issekutz Autoimmune disorders    
Dr. Brent Johnston Immunology of cancer    
Dr. Tong-Jun Lin Signaling mechanisms in allergy and immune response in cancer