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Last updated: 3rd February 2010

InvestigatorInstitutionResearch Interest
Selsted Michael E.Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - University of California IrvineCharacterization of the cyclization process that gives rise to theta defensins and analysis of the regulation of defensin gene expression.
Christensen Bruce M.Department of Pathobiological Sciences - School of Veterinary Medicine - University of Wisconsin-Madison - USAParasitology/medical entomology, mosquito-parasite interactions and pathogenesis, mosquito innate immunity, epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases, for the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, Aedes triseriatus, Aedes albopictus, Armigeres subalbatus, Culex pipiens, and Culex quinquefasciatus, and the parasites Brugia malayi, Brugia pahangi, Dirofilaria immitis, and Plasmodium gallinaceum.
Dale Beverly A. Department of Oral Biology - University of Washington Seattle
Tack Brian F. Department of Microbiology - The University of Iowa College of Medicine
Crovella SergioDepartment of Developmental and Reproductive Sciences - University of Trieste - ItalyRole of beta defensins in different pathologies with particular attention to HIV-1 infection.
Schneider Josef J. Department of Dermatology and Allergology - Ludwig Maximilian University Munich GermanyRole of antimicrobial peptides in the innate immunity to localized Candida infection.
Noga Edward J.Department of Clinical Sciences - North Carolina State UniversityIdentification of novel innate antimicrobial defenses (polypeptide antibiotics) in fish and shellfish.
Lee Keun-HyeungDepartment of Chemistry - College of Natural Sciences - Inha University - Republic of KoreaDesign, synthesis and characterization of antimicrobial peptide analogs, such as those of tenecin-1 from the yellow mealworm Tenebrio molitor.
Jin Byung-RaeDepartment of Biotechnology - College of Natural Resources and Life Science - Dong-A University - South KoreaGenetic engineering of natural products from insects.
Hynes Wayne L.Department of Biological Sciences - College of Sciences - Old Dominion University - USAFunctional characterization of defensins in the ticks Dermacentor variabilis, Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum.