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New Investigator Participant List

Natcher Auditorium
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
October 15-16, 2007

Erin Adams, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chicago
GCIS W236
929 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
773-834-9816
773-702-0439 (Fax)
ejadams@uchicago.edu
Grant Title: Molecular Recognition of Ligand by the gamma delta T cell Receptor

Zach Adelman, Ph.D.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
305 Fralin Biotechnology Center
West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-231-6614
540-231-9131 (Fax)
zachadel@vt.edu
Grant Title: Selfish gene and genetic control of vector-borne diseases

Jerry L. Blackwell, Ph.D.

Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University
954 Gatewood Road, Suite 1022
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-727-8596
jerry.blackwell@emory.edu
Grant title: Novel HIV-1 vaccine candidates using newly transmitted clade C Envs as immunogens

Titus Boggon, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology
Yale University School of Medicine
Sterling Hall of Medicine, Room B-302
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520
203-785-2943
203-737-2027 (Fax)
titus.boggon@yale.edu
Grant Title: Structural basis of Jak3-mediated interleukin-2 family signal transduction

Jean D. Boyer, Ph.D.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Stellar-Chance Laboratories, Room 505
422 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-662-2352
boyerj@mail.med.upenn.edu
Grant Title: Enhancing Mucosal Cellular Imm Resp by Co-Delivery of Plasmid IL-15 w/DNA Vaccine

Jay Bream, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E5624
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-502-2511
410-955-0105 (Fax)
jbream@jhsph.edu
Grant Title: A comparative genomics and transgenic approach to regulation of IL-10 expression

Linda Cauley, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032-1319
860-679-3866
860-679-1868 (Fax)
lcauley@uchc.edu
Grant Title: Antigen Presentation After Influenza Virus Infection

Theresa L. Chang, Ph.D.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
P.O. Box 1090
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
212-241-6806
212-534-3240 (Fax)
theresa.chang@mssm.edu
Grant Title: Defensins in STI-mediated enhancement of HIV Infection

Matt Chapman, Ph.D.

University of Michigan
830 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
734-764-7592
734-647-0884 (Fax)
chapmanm@umich.edu
Grant Title: Assembly of Curli Fibers by Escherichia coli

David Davido, Ph.D.

University of Kansas
7047 Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-4022
785-864-5294 (Fax)
ddavido@ku.edu
Grant Title: Viral and host responses to HSV infection

Randall S. Davis, M.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
SHEL 401
1825 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-2182
205-934-2512
205-934-1875 (Fax)
rsdavis@uab.edu
Grant Title: Functional Role of Fc Receptor Homologs on B Lineage Cells

Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.

Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
518-262-1175
518-262-6161 (Fax)
denoroc@mail.amc.edu
Grant Title: Vpr as a Mediator Proteasomal Degradation

Sherry Fleming, Ph.D.

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
18 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6130
785-532-6652 (Fax)
sdflemin@ksu.edu
Grant Title: Mechanism of Antibody Neutralization of Viruses And Natural Antibodies and Tissue Injury

Alexander W.E. Franz, Ph.D.

Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory
Department of Microbiology, Immunology,
and Pathology
Colorado State University
Foothills Research Campus
1692 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
970-491-8611
970-491-8323 (Fax)
afranz@lamar.colostate.edu
Grant Title: RNAi as a modulator of arbovirus vector competence in transgenic Aedes aegypti

Cheryl A. Gale, M.D.

University of Minnesota
MMC 39
420 Delaware St SE
Minneanapolis, MN 55455
612-626-0644
612-624-8176 (Fax)
galex012@umn.edu
Grant Title: Polarity Establishment Mechanisms in Candida albicans

Amanda Gavin, Ph.D.

Department of Immunology
Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-784-9546
858-784-9554 (Fax)
agavin@scripps.edu
Grant Title: Mutational and biochemical analysis of Fgd2 and Fgd3

Jian-Guo Geng, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Minnesota Medical School
Phillips-Wangansteen Building, Suite 14-152
420 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-6940
612-625-6919 (Fax)
gengx011@umn.edu
Grant Title: Modulation of Leukocyte Adhesion by P-selectin/PSGL-1 Signaling

Adrian F. Gombart, Ph.D., M.S., B.S.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Davis 5019
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-1091
310-423-0225 (Fax)
gombarta@csmc.edu
Grant Title: Regulating Cathelicidin Expression for Disease Therapy

David Graham, Ph.D.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station A5300
Austin, TX 78712-0165
512-471-4491
512-471-8696 (Fax)
degraham@mail.utexas.edu
Grant Title: Archaeal gene recruitment by the Chlamydiales

Zdenek Hel, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bevill Biomedical Research Building, Room 730
845 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2170
205-975-7079
zhel@uab.edu
Grant Title: Dysregulation of IgA responses in HIV-1-infected individuals

Amy Hudson, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-456-5774
414-456-6535 (Fax)
ahudson@mcw.edu
Grant Title: Mechanisms of immune evasion by HHV-6 and HHV-7 U21

Wen Jiang, Ph.D.

Purdue University
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-496-8436
765-496-1189 (Fax)
jiang12@purdue.edu
Grant Title: Structural basis of bacteriophage T7 assembly and DNA packaging

Raymond Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine
545 Barnhill Drive, No. 435
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-278-6968
312-278-1587 (Fax)
raymjohn@iupui.edu
Grant Title: Cellular Immunity to Chlamydua at the Epithelial Interface

Lawrence Kane, Ph.D.

Department of Immunology
University of Pittsburgh
Biomedical Science Tower, Room E-1056
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-648-8947
412-383-8096 (Fax)
lkane@pitt.edu
Grant Title: Regulation of T Cell Activation and Differentiation by TIM-1

Bibo Li, Ph.D.

Biological, Geological and Environmental
Sciences Department
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Clevelend, OH 44115
216-687-2444
216-687-6972 (Fax)
bli37@csuohio.edu
Grant Title: Characterization of Trypanosome telomere complex

Kui Li, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Medical Research Building, Room 4.142G
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1019
409-772-4934
409-772-5065 (Fax)
kuli@utmb.edu
Grant Title: Role of TLR3 Signaling in Control of HCV

Darren Linkin, M.D., M.S.C.E.

University of Pennsylvania
809 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-668-5828
215-349-5111 (Fax)
linkin@mail.med.upenn.edu
Grant Title: Diversity of Antimicrobial Use and Emergence of Resistance in Pseudomonas

Michael Lorenz, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology
University of Texas Health Science Center
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
713-500-7422
713-500-5499 (Fax)
michael.lorenz@uth.tmc.edu
Grant Title: Roles of acetate metabolism in the virulence of Candida albicans

Zhao-Qing Luo, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences
College of Science
Purdue University
Lilly Hall, Room 1-233
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-496-6697
765-494-0876 (Fax)
luoz@purdue.edu
Grant Title: Modulation of host Apoptotic pathways by Legionella pneumophila

Kevin Macaluso, Ph.D., M.S.

School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Skip Bertman Drive, Room 3213
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-9677
225-578-9701 (Fax)
kmacaluso@vetmed.lsu.edu
Grant Title: Role of fleas in transmission of rickettsiae: ecology of flea-borne spotted fever

Anna M. Mandalakas, M.D.

Case Western Reserve University
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7052
216-844-6246
216-844-6265 (Fax)
anna.mandalakas@case.edu
Grant Title: The Utility of Interferon-Gamma Release Assays in TB-HIV co-infected Children

Lisa E. Manhart, Ph.D.

Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington
325 9th Avenue, Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
206-744-3646
206-744-3693 (Fax)
lmanhart@u.washington.edu
Grant Title: Ureaplasmas in acute and persistent urethritis: clinical implications

Hiroshi Matsuo, Ph.D.

Institute for Molecular Virology
University of Minnesota
6-155 Jackson Hall
321 Church Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-6524
matsu029@umn.edu
Grant Title: Structural studies of human APOBEC3G and HIV Vif



Dana Mordue, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology
New York Medical College
Basic Sciences Building, Room 346
95 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914-594-4981
914-594-4176 (Fax)
dana_mordue@nymc.edu
Grant Title: Toxoplasma gondii evasion of immune effecter mechanisms

Uma Nagarajan, Ph.D.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1120 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
501-364-2479
501-364-2403 (Fax)
nagarajanuma@uams.edu
Grant Title: Molecular mechanisms of Chlamydia-induced Type 1 Interferon response

Gerard J. Nau, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Biomedical Science Tower, Room E1256
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-383-9986
412-624-1401 (Fax)
ginau@pitt.edu
Grant Title: Novel Selectable Markers for F. tularensis

Akira Ono, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
3003 South State Street, Room 1040
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-764-7246
akiraono@umich.edu
Grant Title: Mechanisms that determine subcellular sites of HIV-1 assembly

Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3615 Civic Center Boulevard, ARC Room 1016H
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-426-5622
267-426-5727 (Fax)
orange@mail.med.upenn.edu
Grant Title: Directing Function at the Natural Killer Cell Secretory Immunological Synapse

Mohamed Oukka, Ph.D.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Center for Neurologic Diseases, Room 327
65 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-768-8629
617-768-8595 (Fax)
moukka@rics.bwh.harvard.edu
Grant Title: Trafficking and the role of myelin specific Regulatory T cells in EAE

Melinda Pettigrew, Ph.D.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Yale University School of Medicine
LEPH, Room 816D
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8034
203-785-5220
203-785-6130 (Fax)
melinda.pettigrew@yale.edu
Grant Title: Molecular epidemiologic identification of pneumococcal tissue specific genes

David Peyton, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry
Portland State University
P.O. Box 757
Portland, OR 97207-0751
503-725-3875
503-725-9525 (Fax)
peytond@pdx.edu
Grant Title: Reversed Chloroquines as Antimalarial Agents

Wendy Picking, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Biosciences
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-3299
785-864-5294 (Fax)
pickingw@ku.edu
Grant Title: Control of Type III secretion in Shigella by lpaD

Jiaming Qiu, Ph.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
4004 Hixon Building
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-4329
913-588-7295 (Fax)
jqiu@kumc.edu
Grant Title: Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Parvovirus Capsid Gene Expression

John Quale, M.D.

Division of Infectious Diseases
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Box 77
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
718-270-2148
718-270-2465 (Fax)
jquale@downstate.edu
Grant Title: Study of Mechanisms Leading to Multidrug-Resistant K. pneumoniae and A. baumannii

Lakshmi Rajagopal, Ph.D.

Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
University of Washington
1900 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1304
206-884-7336
206-884-7311 (Fax)
lakshmi.rajagopal
@seattlechildrens.org

Grant Title: Eukaryotic-type signaling mediates two-component regulation of GBS virulence

Girija Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.

Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Virginia
Health Science Center
Building MR4, Room 2126
Charlottesville, VA 22908
434-982-0003
434-974-0075 (Fax)
girija@virginia.edu
Grant Title: Iron uptake mechanisms of francisella tularensis

Jason Rasgon, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4626
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-502-2584
410-955-0105 (Fax)
jrasgon@jhsph.edu
Grant Title: Genetic basis of WNV vector competence in Culex tarsalis

Inez Rogatsky, Ph.D.

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
212-606-1462
212-774-2560 (Fax)
rogatskyi@hss.edu
Grant Title: Mechanisms of Immunosuppressive Actions of Glucocorticoids

Christopher Roman, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
P.O. Box 44
Basic Sciences Building, Room 3-83
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098
718-270-1310
718-270-2656 (Fax)
christopher.roman
@downstate.edu

Grant Title: TFE3 and TFEB in CD40L Dependent Murine Autoimmunity and Human Lupus

Andrew C.S. Saphire, Ph.D.

Department of Immunology
Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road, IMM-9
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-784-8129
sapphire@scripps.edu
Grant Title: Analysis of a Novel Human Factor That Inhibits HIV-1

Mark E. Shirtliff, Ph.D.

Dental School
University of Maryland-Baltimore
650 West Baltimore Street, 7th Floor South
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-2263
410-706-0865 (Fax)
mshirtliff@umaryland.edu
Grant Title: Staphylococcus aureus biofilms: in vitro and in vivo studies

Jiaren Sun, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Medical Research Building, Room 4.130
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1019
409-747-0186
409-772-5065 (Fax)
jisun@utmb.edu
Grant Title: Immune Mechanisms of HCV Persistence and Pathogenesis

Adel M. Talaat, M.V.Sc., Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
1656 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-2861
608-262-7240 (Fax)
atalaat@wisc.edu
Grant Title: In vivo Transcriptional Analysis of Chronic Tuberculosis

Yizhi Jane Tao, Ph.D.

Rice University
6100 Main Street, MS140
Houston, TX 77005
713-348-4910
713-348-5154 (Fax)
ytao@rice.edu
Grant Title: Structural basis of protein-primed RNA synthesis by birnaviruses

Chien-Te Kent Tseng, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0609
409-747-0789
409-747-0762 (Fax)
sktseng@utmb.edu
Grant Title: Inflammatory Response and SARS Pathogenesis: An in vitro Model

Brian M. Ward, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 672
Rochester, NY 14642
585-275-9715
585-473-9573 (Fax)
brian_ward@urmc.rochester.edu
Grant Title: Protein Interactions Involved in Orthopoxvirus Envelopment

Wen Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Roger Williams Medical Center
825 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
401-456-2000, Ext. 8831
401-456-4812 (Fax)
wyang@rwmc.org
Grant Title: Potent Designer T cells for HIV/AIDS Immunotherapy

Xiaofeng Frank Yang, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Indiana University School of Medicine
635 Barnhill Drive, MS420
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-274-8691
317-274-4090 (Fax)
xfyang@iupui.edu
Grant Title: Role of the Shk-Grr pathway in infection of the Lyme disease spirochete

Xinzhen Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-667-2052
xyang1@bidmc.harvard.edu
Grant Title: Mechanism of Antibody Neutralization of Viruses

Hye-Jeong Yeo, Ph.D.

Department of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204
713-743-8377
713-743-8351 (Fax)
hyeo@uh.edu
Grant Title: Structural Studies on Bacterial Two-Partner Secretion Systems

Glenn Young, Ph.D.

Food Science and Technology Department
University of California, Davis
Cruess Hall
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
530-754-5292
530-752-4759 (Fax)
gmyoung@ucdavis.edu
Grant Title: The cAMP regulatory system of pathogenic Yersinia

Dekai Zhang, Ph.D.

Institute of Bioscience and Technology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
2121 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
713-677-7565
713-677-7576 (Fax)
dzhang@ibt.tamhsc.edu
Grant Title: Recognition and Signaling Via TLR13

Si-Ming Zhang, Ph.D.

Department of Biology
University of New Mexico
MSC 03 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505-277-4589
505-277-0304 (Fax)
zhangsm@unm.edu
Grant Title: Molecular Studies of Immunoparasitology in Snails

Zhixin Zhang, Ph.D.

Mucosal HIV and Immunobiology Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
825 University Boulevard, SHEL 503
Birmingham, AL 35294
205-934-6761
zhizin.zhang@occ.uab.edu
Grant Title: Contribution of VH Replacement to B Cell Anti-HIV Immune Response

Jun Zhu, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology
University of Pennsylvania
Johnson Pavilion, Room 201B
3610 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-573-4104
215-898-9557 (Fax)
junzhu@upenn.edu
Grant Title: Analysis of gene regulation of Vibrio cholerae infection

Xiaoping Zhu, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Immunology
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Maryland
8075 Greenmead Drive
College Park, MD 20742
301-314-6814
xzhu1@umd.edu
Grant Title: AIDS Vaccine Strategy Using IgG Transfer Pathway

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