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Basic Science

In the Basic Science Division of the IHV, nearly two dozen faculty members lead research programs defining the molecular basis of infection and immunity and developing novel therapies and treatments of infectious disease, immune dysregulation, inflammatory disorders and cancer. Nearly 100 scientists, inclusive of faculty, fellows, students and technicians belong to the Division, whose research is supported by a diverse portfolio of federal, state, philanthropic and industrial funds.

Research Programs

The Division is organized into five inter-related and inter-disciplinary research programs that cover numerous aspects of infection, immunity and inflammation research:

Core Facilities

The Division also house four scientific core facilities:


Division Heads

Wuyuan Lu, PhD, Co-Director
Division of Basic Science
Head of the Laboratory of Chemical Protein Engineering
Institute of Human Virology
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

410-706-4980

Eric J. Sundberg, PhD, Co-Director
Division of Basic Science
Head of the Laboratory of Structural Immunology & Oncology
Institute of Human Virology
Professor, Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

410-706-7468 



Members of the Division of Basic Science

Luigi Buonaguro, MD: IHV, Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine

Cristiana Cairo, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Arnaldo Caruso, MD, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Prakash Chandra, Dphil: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Hua Cheng, PhD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology

Fiorenza Cocchi, MD: IHV, Laboratory of the Director, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Sabrina Curreli, PhD: IHV, Laboratory of the Director, Research Associate, Medicine

Erik de Leeuw,PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Robert C. Gallo, MD: IHV Director, Head of the Director’s Laboratory, Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Suzanne Gartner, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology, Associate Professor, Medicine

Alfredo Garzino-Demo, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Virus Host Interaction, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Joseph R. Lakowicz, PhD: IHV, Associate Member and Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Olga Latinovic, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Imaging Studies of Pathogens & Cell Interactions and of the Imaging Core, Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Haishan Li, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Yiling Liu, MD: IHV, Research Associate, Medicine

Henry I.C. Lowe, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Erling Norrby, MD, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine

David Pauza, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of T Cells & Viral Pathogenesis, Professor, Medicine

Guido Poli, MD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Bhawna Poonia, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor (P/T), Medicine

Mikulas Popovic, MD, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Marvin Reitz, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Fabio Romerio, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of IHV-1 Persistence & Immunopathogenesis, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Maria Salvato, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Arenavirus Disease & Preventive Vaccines, Professor, Medicine

Greg Snyder, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Yutaka Tagaya, PhD: IHV, Head of the Flow Cytometry Core and the Laboratory of Cell Biology, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Isaac Witz, PhD: IHV, Professor (P/T), Microbiology and Immunology

Juan Zapata, PhD: IHV, Research Associate, Medicine

Davide Zella, PhD: IHV, Laboratory of the Director, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Yi Zeng, MD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine