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Last updated: 3rd February 2010

InvestigatorInstitutionResearch Interest
Hoffmann Jules A.Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire CNRS - Universite Louis Pasteur - FranceInnate immunity of insects, especially Drosophila and Anopheles.
Yamakawa MinoruInnate Immunity Research Unit - National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences - Tsukuba, JapanFunctional characterization of antimicrobial peptides (and their analogs) of arthropods, such as the defensins in the rhinoceros beetles Allomyrina dichotoma and Oryctes rhinoceros, in the silkworm Bombyx mori, and in the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata.
Natori ShunjiGraduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences - The University of Tokyo - Japan; Natori Laboratory - The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) - JapanFunctional characterization of antimicrobial peptides in flies, such as the sapecins in the flesh fly Sarcophaga peregrina.
Taylor DeMarGraduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences - University of Tsukuba - JapanFunctional characterization of antimicrobial peptides and other proteins in ticks, such as the defensins in the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata.
Zasloff MichaelGeorgetown University Medical CenterDiscovery and development of antimicrobial peptides
Shah Dilip Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Application of defensins to enhance resistance of crop plants to fungi
Garzino-Demo AlfredoDivision of Basic Science - Institute of Human Virology - University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Cho Wen-LongDepartment of Tropical Medicine - School of Medicine - National Yang-Ming University - TaiwanOne of his research interests is the molecular mechanisms of Aedes aegypti and Armigeres subalbatus mosquito immunity.
Chen Cheng-ChenDepartment of Tropical Medicine - School of Medicine - National Yang-Ming University - TaiwanUsing genomic mass-screens, EST sequencing, microarray analysis, and proteomics, etc., to identify important mosquito defense factors.
Ouellette Andre J. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - University of California IrvineRole of phagocyte and Paneth cell alpha-defensins in innate immunity in small intestine epithelium. Structure-activity relationships and biochemical regulation of mouse and primate alpha-defensins and their precursors.