Microbiology

Faculty selected as IPREP mentors
David Nelson, Ph.D.
David Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Tel: 317-274-2813
Email: nelsonde@iupui.edu
Office: MS411B
Research in Dr. Nelson's laboratory investigates chlamydial pathogenesis and pathogen discovery. Chlamydiae are obligatory parasites that live inside eukaryotic cells. Multiple species are pathogens and cause disease in humans. Short-term goals of our research are to identify and characterize virulence factors that dictate chlamydial tropism. Long term, we will apply these findings toward vaccine design and improving animal models of human chlamydial disease. More recently, we began studying interactions of chlamydia with the urogenital and GI microbiotas. We are especially interested in how dysbiosis in these communities impact risk and progression of a variety of common, yet idiopathic, urogenital and gastrointestinal syndromes.
Frank Yang, Ph.D.
Frank Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Tel: 317-274-8691
Email: xfyang@iupui.edu
Office: MS420
Professor Yang's laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of Bacterial infection. In particular, they focus on two groups of pathogens, the spirochetal pathogens (the causative agents of Lyme disease, Syphilis, and Leptospirosis) and the vector-borne pathogens. They seek to understand how these pathogens adapt to diverse host environments, and to develop therapeutic targets for diagnosis and prevention of human infections.
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program
IUPUI
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
755 W. Michigan Street
University Library, UL 1140
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5159
Tel:317-274-2877
Fax:317-274-1024
Email:IPREP@iupui.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.