MARC-WSU Training Faculty

Training FacultyDegree(s)RankPrimary Department or ProgramResearch Area
PhDAsst. Prof.Vet. Microbiology and PathologyCombine structural, microbiological, and translational animal infection models to study the mechanisms by which gastrointestinal bacterial pathogens instigate, or worsen, diseases of chronic inflammation and cancers
PhDProf.Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioengineeringBiofilm engineering and electrochemistry
PhDProf.Vet. Microbiology and PathologyTick-borne disease; genomics
PhDAssoc. Prof.Integrative Physiology and NeuroscienceUnderstanding the neuronal mechanisms that mediate substance use disorder, obesity, and pain
PhDProf.Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthAntimicrobial resistance, epidemiology, food safety, zoonotic disease
PhDProf.Mathematics & StatisticsMultiplicity and simulataneous testing, ordinal data, bioinformatics
PhDAssoc. Prof.Scool of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceWearable computing, internet of things, pervasive computing, machine learning
PhDAsst. Prof.School of Molecular BiosciencesInnate immunity and microbial pathogenesis
PhDAssoc. Prof.School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering3D Printing with polymers, composites, metals and biomaterials. Applications is wearable biomedical sensors
PhDAsst. Prof.Paul G. Allen School of Global Animal HealthHost immune response following viral infection and maximizing protective immune responses in a vaccine setting
PhDProf.Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthVirulence and immune evasion mechanisms of intracellular pathogens
PhDAssoc. Prof.Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioengineeringActin-binding proteins, protein engineering
PhDAsst. Prof.ChemistrySynthetic immunology
PhDAsst. Prof.Integrative Physiology and NeuroscienceEffects of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system on the brain and behavior; specifically, the use of rodent models to examine the effects of developmental cannabis exposure and explore how stress coping and cognitive functioning are affected by manipulation of cannabinoid signaling in the brain
PhDAssoc. Prof.Vet. Microbiology and PathologyEntry and fusion mechanisms of herpesviruses
PhDAsst. Prof.Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthBiology of bacterial obligate intracellular parasites. Pathogen focus: Coxiella burnetii and Chlamydia trachomatis.
PhDProf.PsychologyMedical gases and opioid dependence
PhDAssoc. Prof.School of Molecular BiosciencesGenome dynamics: mechanisms of mutation and chromosome alteration that contribute to human disease; mutagenesis of ssDNA in cancer; roles of APOBEC cytidine deaminases in cancer mutagenesis; genome-wide mapping of DNA lesions; and DNA damage-induced mutation
PhDAssoc. Prof.Mathematics & StatisticsMathematical and computational modeling of epidemics, virus dynamics, pathogen competitive interactions, and immune system responses.
PhDAsst. Prof.Vet. Microbiology and PathologyInnate immunity, tick-borne pathogens, tick-borne disease, arthropod vectors
PhDProf.School of Biological SciencesEnvironmental epigenetics and systems biology of gonadal development and disease etiology; and molecular, cellular and physiological approach to the study of reproductive biology
PhDAssoc. Prof.Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioengineeringBiomechanics (focusing on posture and ergonomics)
PhDProf.School of Molecular BiosciencesStructural and physiological functions of lipids
PhDAssoc. Prof.Integrative Physiology and NeuroscienceDevelopmental neuroscience, synaptic development and plasticity, neuronal cell biology, gene transcription, cytoskeleton regulation, channel trafficking, proteomics
PhDProf.School of Molecular BiosciencesDNA damage, repair and mutagenesis, and CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing