Research

Our Division's research interests span the infectious disease spectrum, from acute infections caused by emerging, re-emerging, and drug-resistant pathogens, through advancing treatments in chronic infections and opportunistic infections in the immunosuppressed hosts, to optimizing outcome and infection prevention at the population level. We conduct clinical and translational research, as well as basic research to further understanding on pathogenesis and pathogen evolution. Our multidisciplinary research approach fosters strong partnerships with medical microbiologists, virologists, and public health specialists, among others. The Division’s clinical trial unit is actively engaging in regional and multicenter studies. The range of research programs provide excellent opportunities for hands-on exposure to scientific research for all our subspecialty trainees.

Viral Hepatitis

Keywords: HBV, HCV, HIV-HCV co-infection; antivirals, clinical trials, HCV elimination

Karen Doucette, Stephen Shafran, Conar O’Neil, Leah Remington

Respiratory viral Infections & Pneumonia

Keywords: Influenza, RSV, CAP; hospitalized adults; antivirals, therapeutics, vaccines, clinical trials; transmission prevention

Nelson Lee, Stephanie Smith, Wendy Sligl

Transplant Infectious Diseases

Keywords: transplant-related infections, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), invasive fungal infections, pneumocystis; multi-drug resistance, HCV, HBV; antivirals, therapeutics, clinical trials

Carlos Cervera, Ilan Schwartz, Dima Kabbani, Karen Doucette, Wendy Sligl

Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS

Keywords: HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, lymphogranuloma venereum, mycoplasma genitalium; epidemiology, treatment, prevention, outcomes

Ameeta Singh, Stan Houston, Petra Smyczek, Shannon Turvey, Stephen Shafran

Microbial Parasitology and Global Health

Keywords: Genomics, transcriptomics, molecular evolution, bioinformatics, malaria, toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, protist, membrane-trafficking, amoebiasis, echinococcus

Joel Dacks, Stan Houston

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Keywords: emerging and novel fungal infections, dimorphic fungi, endemic mycosis; novel & zoonotic influenza; echinococcus multilocularis

Ilan Schwartz, Nelson Lee, Stan Houston

Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship

Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial utilization, stewardship, resistance; audit and feedback, quality improvement, implementation science; PKPD

Lynora Saxinger, Holly Hoang, Justin Chen

Other research areas: mycobacterial infections, infection control, tropical infections