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Examples of Current and Recent ID Fellow Research Projects

  • B-cell immunity to malaria in Malian children

  • Genetic polymorphisms leading to susceptibility to mycobacterial infection

  • Genetics of 1918, seasonal, and novel H1N1 influenza

  • Pulmonary hypertension in Malian children with severe malaria

  • Filarial and HIV co-infection in Indian adults

  • Host factors in susceptibility to pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection

  • Autoantibodies against cytokines and consequent susceptibility to chronic infections

  • Multidrug-resistant (MDR)- and extensively drug-resistant (XDR)-TB clinical study

  • Chemokine responses to fungal infections

  • Role of Th17 cells in protection against opportunistic infections

  • Chemokine responses to staphylococcal infections

  • Preclinical studies of live, attenuated influenza vaccines

  • HIV and hepatitis B co-infection in Mali

  • NK-cell immunity to herpesvirus infections and potential for adoptive transfer of immunity in stem cell transplantation

  • Cell biology and genetic studies of HIV long-term nonprogressors

  • Large-scale epidemiology of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections

  • Clinical and laboratory aspects of IRIS in HIV

  • Brugia malayi IL-5 receptor binding protein studies using RNAi

  • Identification of new epitopes for Strongyloides stercoralis vaccine

  • Microscopic observation drug susceptibility (MODS) assays in a Malian TB-infected cohort

  • Evaluation of naturally acquired immunity to malaria in Malian children using systems biology approaches

  • Studies of alternatively activated macrophages and T-cell memory responses in helminth and tuberculosis co-infection

  • Host-pathogen interface and inflammatory complications in chronic granulomatous disease, gastrointestinal complications in primary immunodeficiencies

  • Immune-based methods toward eliminating the latent reservoir in HIV infection

  • Aspergillus diagnostics; the vaginal microbiome and antibiotic-induced vaginal candidiasis

  • Health care personnel colonization survey and fecal microbiota transplantation

  • Study of virulence factors in Mycobacterium abscessus and its emerging subspecies

  • Host correlates of viral clearance and mechanisms of treatment relapse for interferon-free treatment of hepatitis C

  • Role of bone marrow-derived plasma cells in immune response and pathogenesis of HIV

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Last Updated January 24, 2011