NEIDL Faculty

Boston University is committed to operating a safe and secure laboratory. Utilization of cutting-edge and state-of-the-art technologies, security, and audit systems, combined with recruitment of world-renowned experts in the fields of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, are integral components of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).

In order to support its mission the NEIDL is organized as a Boston University Institute. As such, its faculty are drawn from a number of departments from several schools and colleges across the University’s two campuses.

* Affiliated Faculty

Nahid Bhadelia

Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA

Assistant Professor, Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases

Director, Infection Control

Research Interests: Infection control issues related to emerging pathogens
Tonya Colpitts

Tonya Colpitts, PhD

Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Research Interests: Virus/Flavivirus pathogenesis, virus-host-vector interactions, mosquito-human immune cross-talk, transmission-blocking vaccines
John H. Connor

John H. Connor, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Research Interests: Virus/Host interaction; viral domination of protein synthesis
Ronald B. Corley

Ronald B. Corley, PhD

Chair, Department of Microbiology

Director, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories

Research Interests: Immune responses; the innate-adaptive interface
Nicholas Crossland

Nicholas Crossland, DVM, DACVP

Assistant Professor, Pathology

Research Interests: Comparative pathology and the use of animal models
Robert Davey

Robert Davey, PhD

Professor, Microbiology

Research Interests: Host factor-based therapy development and infection mechanism for filoviruses and other high containment viruses
Paul Duprex

Paul Duprex, PhD*

University of Pittsburgh

Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Director, Center for Vaccine Research

Research Interests: Paramyxovirus pathogenesis, vaccine development and virus-cell interactions
Rachel Fearns

Rachel Fearns, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Research Interests: Control of respiratory syncytial virus RNA synthesis
Horacio Frydman

Horacio Frydman, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests: Host-microbe interactions at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level; mechanisms of bacterial transmission through stem-cell niche infection
James Galagan

James Galagan, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology

Research Interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis regulatory networks
Anthony Griffiths

Anthony Griffiths, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Research Interests: Multiple aspects of filovirus biology to further development of vaccines and therapeutics
Tarik Haydar

Tarik Haydar, PhD

Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology

Research Interests: Mammalian brain development and function
Thomas B. Kepler

Thomas B. Kepler, PhD

Professor, Microbiology

Research Interests: Quantitative systems immunology; vaccine development
Gerald T. Keusch

Gerald T. Keusch, MD

Professor, Medicine and International Health

Associate Director, NEIDL

Director, Collaborative Research Core

Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of tropical infectious diseases
Bang-Bon Koo

Bang-Bon Koo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Research Interests: Bio-Medical Imaging & Informatics
Igor Kramnik

Igor Kramnik, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Director, Aerobiology Core

Research Interests: Genes controlling host resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis
Elke Mühlberger

Elke Mühlberger, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Director, Biomolecule Production Core

Research Interests: Host response to filovirus infection
Jason Rock

Jason Rock, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Research Interests: Genetic, Molecular and Cellular therapies for the treatment of lung disease
Mohsan Saeed

Mohsan Saeed, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Research Interests: Role of viral proteases in shaping virus-host interactions
John Samuelson

John Samuelson, MD, PhD

Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology, BUGSDM

Professor, Microbiology

Research Interests: Biochemistry, cell biology, pathogenesis, and evolution of parasites
James B. Whitney

James B. Whitney, PhD*

Ragon Institute

Principal Investigator

Research Interests: Viral dynamics and the HIV-1/SIV viral reservoir