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Basic Science Division

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


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


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.

The Division is organized into five inter-related and inter-disciplinary Research Programs that cover numerous aspects of infection, immunity and inflammation research, including: Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics; Drug Discovery & Development; Microbial Pathogenesis; Cancer Biology; and Immunity & Inflammation.

The Division also house four scientific core facilities, including: Biosafety Level 3 Facility; Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting Core; Imaging Core; Quant Assay Core.

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