Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Research Project Examples

Examples of Current and Recent ID Fellow Research Projects

  • Host-pathogen interface and inflammatory complications in chronic granulomatous disease, gastrointestinal complications in primary immunodeficiencies

  • Immune-based methods toward eliminating the latent reservoir in HIV infection

  • Aspergillus diagnostics; the vaginal microbiome and antibiotic-induced vaginal candidiasis

  • Health care personnel colonization survey and fecal microbiota transplantation

  • Study of virulence factors in Mycobacterium abscessus and its emerging subspecies

  • Role of bone marrow-derived plasma cells in immune response and pathogenesis of HIV

  • The risk of VRE re-colonization associated with antibiotic exposure

  • Evaluating the efficacy of repurposed small molecule inhibitors in treating filariasis using preclinical and clinical studies

  • Onchocerca volvulus population biology and the molecular pathogenesis of onchocerciasis (river blindness)

  • Sand fly salivary proteins as novel Leishmania vaccine candidates

  • Small intestinal dysbosis

  • Immunological defects leading to CNS mold infections

  • Antibody responses to malaria in the setting of naturally acquired immunity in Mali

  • Influenza pathogenesis and immunity in healthy volunteers after influenza challenge

  • Development of universal mosquito-borne disease vaccine using mosquito saliva antigens

  • Imaging of viruses in the CNS

  • Immunological basis of idiopathic CD4 lymphopenia

  • Immunopathogenesis of IRIS

  • Lytic bacteriophage infection of blaKPC+ Klebsiella pneumoniae