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Infectious Diseases‐Related Research at Tulane University
2. School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology

John D. Clements, Ph.D., Department Chair
- Bacterial Pathogenesis
- Molecular aspects of the host-parasite relationship
- Vaccine Development

Lucy Cardenas-Freytag, Ph.D.
- Host-parasite interactions in fungal and bacterial infections

Robert F. Garry, Jr., Ph.D.
- Virology
- Molecular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis

Kerstin Honer zu Bentrup, Ph.D
- Microscopy
- Bacterial Pathogenesis
- Three-dimensional cell-culture systems

Laura S. Levy, Ph.D.
- Molecular Virology
- Molecular mechanisms of retroviral oncogenesis

Louise B. Lawson Ph.D.
-Vaccine and Therapeutic Drug Delivery
-Mucosal Vaccines

James McLachlan, Ph.D
- Bacterial Pathogenesis
- Host-pathogen interactions
- Adaptive immunity to infection
- Role of CD4+ T helper cells during infection and disease

Lisa Morici, Ph.D
- Bacterial Pathogenesis
- Studies of host-pathogen relationship during pulmonary infection
- Vaccine discovery and development against aerosol bacterial agents

Cindy Morris, Ph.D.
- Molecular Virology
- Molecular mechanisms of AIDS pathogenesis and angiogenesis

Ramesh Prabhu, Ph.D.
- Molecular Virology
- Antiviral and Vaccine development

Thomas G. Voss, Ph.D.
- Cell - virus interactions and their role in the pathogenesis of acute viral infections
- Therapeutic and vaccine development

4. Department of Epidemiology

HIV, HTLV, and Drug Abuse
A NAAIDC study to examine the influence of drug abuse on the natural history of HIV and HTLV infection.

Innovative diagnostic techniques for M tuberculosis in pediatric populations in Peru
A NIH cohort study to examine which of three different diagnostic tests, collected in three different methods has the best predictive value for M tuberculosis.

The influence of Trichomonas vaginalis on HIV vaginal shedding
A Louisiana's Health Excellence Fund cohort study to examine if HIV-infected women who are co-infected with TV are more likely to shed HIV in the vaginal secretions than women who are not co-infected and to determine if treatment decreases HIV shedding.

The influence of Trichomonas vaginalis on HIV vaginal shedding
A CDC cohort study that is a supplement to the Health Excellence to examine if HIV-infected women who are co-infected with TV are more likely to shed HIV in the vaginal secretions than women who are not co-infected and to determine if treatment decreases HIV shedding. This study provides for specimen collection at the 3rd month visit.

MIRIAD
A CDC multi-centered study to determine if motivational interviewing delivered via cellular telephones could improve caregiver's adherence to the infant's AZT HIV prophylactic medicine.

MIRIAD Plus
A CDC randomized study trial to determine if a behavioral intervention can increase contraceptive use, reduce STDs and improve access to reproductive health care among women who gave birth with no prenatal care in New Orleans.

Optimizing Partner Treatment Strategies
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded study to determine the best method of treating partners of patients with sexually transmitted infections.

Prevention of vaginal douching among adolescent and young women
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded study to determine if a client-centered motivational interviewing intervention to prevent vaginal douching is better than a control arm for reducing the practice of vaginal douching among women age 13-24.

Risk reduction for young African American IDU's
A NIDA trial that determines if motivational interviewing can help reduce risk behavior or Hepatitis C among incarcerated men.