Infectious Disease Research

The Section of Infectious Disease includes expertise in both clinical and basic research. Major areas of research include: hospital epidemiology and infections of medical devices, prevention of infection in nursing homes, ICU infections, antimicrobial pharmacology and pharmacogenomics, animal models of infection, the rational use of antibiotics for treating life-threatening infections and prophylaxis, virulence mechanisms of bacterial pathogens, endotoxic shock, polymorphonuclear granulocyte function, molecular mycology, antibacterial and antifungal resistance mechanisms, staphylococcal infection, the role of opportunistic infections in AIDS/HIV, molecular virology, and hepatitis C genetics.