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Walther H Mothes, PhD

Professor of Microbial Pathogesis

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Wendell Gray Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology

Section Chief, Otolaryngology

Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program

Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Clinical Interests

Antineoplastic Protocols; Biopsy; Clinical Trials as Topic; Early Detection of Cancer; General Surgery; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Laryngeal Neoplasms; Lymphoma; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Medical Oncology; Mouth Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Neoplasms, Unknown Primary; Otolaryngology; Sarcoma; Skin Neoplasms; Thyroid Neoplasms; Tracheal Neoplasms; Vocal Cord Dysfunction

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Kathleen M Akgün, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Research Interests

Aging; Critical Care; Epidemiology; HIV; Immunocompromised Host; Intensive Care Units; Palliative Medicine; Pulmonary Medicine; Terminal Care; Veterans

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Daniel C. DiMaio, MD, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology

Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Papillomaviridae; Polyomaviridae; Tumor Virus Infections; Virus Diseases

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Ayman El-Guindy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease)

Research Interests

DNA Replication; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine; Oncogenic Viruses; Pediatrics; Phosphorylation; Transcription Factors; Tumor Virus Infections

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Jorge E Galan, PhD, DVM

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology

Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteriology; Genetics, Microbial; Microbiology

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Andrew Goodman, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteria; Genomics; Germ-Free Life; Microbial Consortia; Microbiota; Symbiosis

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Stanley David Hudnall, MD

Professor of Pathology

Associate Medical Director, Precipio Diagnostics, LLC

Research Interests

Bone Marrow Examination; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases; Herpesviridae; Herpesvirus 6, Human; Hodgkin Disease; Immune System Diseases; Immunophenotyping; Macrophages; Molecular Probe Techniques; Monocytes; Tumor Escape; Virus Diseases; Virus Latency

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Natalia Issaeva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Surgery Department

Research Interests

DNA Repair; DNA Replication; Genes, Tumor Suppressor; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Human papillomavirus 11; Oncogenes; Otolaryngology; Tumor Suppressor Protein p53

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Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests

Autophagy; Herpes Simplex; Immune System; Immunity, Cellular; Immunity, Innate; Inflammasomes; Influenza, Human; Molecular Biology; Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Caroline Helen Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Environmental Exposure; Mass Spectrometry; Metabolomics

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Benjamin L. Judson, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology

Medical Director, Ambulatory Clinics, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases

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