Explore problems related to the basic science of infectious
disease, working with our internationally-recognized faculty. Your
training will be supported by our culture of mentoring, teamwork
and professional development.
Our research on bacterial pathogens focuses primarily on how
these simple, single-celled organisms successfully cause disease.
We study the pathogenesis in different host tissues of both
gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.
Our immunology research intersects with explorations of various
disease-causing pathogens, incorporating molecular processes,
cancer immunology and infectious disease. We study host immune
responses to microbial infection, mucosal immunology, mucosal
vaccine adjuvants and vaccine development.
We study a wide variety of viruses, including papillomaviruses,
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human cytomegalovirus
(HCMV). We focus on basic molecular mechanisms. In the long term,
we aim to understand viral infection and reactivation, prevent
viral infection and develop anti-viral therapies.
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD ’84, has received a SUNY
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative
Activities and has been inducted as a fellow into the American
Academy of Microbiology.
The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) held its first
white coat ceremony to recognize 13 students from the Class of
2016-2017 who completed their first year in the program and are
moving on to their research laboratory match.