Cell and Molecular Biology Program

Microbial Sciences

For further information see the SDSU Center for Microbial Sciences

RICHARD BIZZOCO, Ph.D., Indiana University (1972). Professor of Biology. Discovery/isolation of new Archaea; membrane fusion in single cell algae.

KELLY S. DORAN, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1998). Assistant Professor of Biology. Host-Pathogen interactions.  Molecular mechanisms of host cell invasion by bacterial pathogens and characterization of the host innate immune response during disease progression. 

ROBERT EDWARDS, Ph.D. University of Sussex, England (1994). Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Annotation of microbial genomes; bioinformatics of random community genomes (metagenomes).

RALPH FEUER, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 1999. Assistant Professor of Biology. Autoimmune diseases associated with a previous viral infection. Mechanisms of enteroviral persistence and pathogenesis. Susceptibility of stem cells to virus infection and coxsackievirus-associated neonatal disease.

SCOTT T. KELLEY, Ph.D., University of Colorado (1998). Assistant Professor of Biology. Phylogenetic approaches to RNA structure prediction, DNA and protein motif pattern recognition, and genome sequence analysis. Molecular systematics studies of insect and microbial communities.

Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Colorado (1998). Soil microbial ecology; plant-microbe interactions;  biogeochemistry; linking microbial diversity to ecosystem processes.

STANLEY MALOY, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine (1981).  Professor of Biology.  Research focuses on Salmonella, using a combination of genetic, molecular,   biochemical, and genomic approaches to answer questions about general biological processes, and questions that relate to the evolution of pathogenesis.

KATHLEEN MCGUIRE, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1985). Professor of Biology. Human Immunology: immune responses to cancer and vaccine development.

JACQUES PERRAULT, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1972). Professor of Biology. Molecular biology of RNA viruses using vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) as a model for Ebola, measles, and other medically important agents; engineering of virus vectors for protein expression and gene therapy; host cell antiviral mechanisms; methods for inactivating bioterrorism virus agents.

FOREST ROHWER, PHD.  San Diego State University. (1997).  Assistant Professor of Biology.  Genomic analysis of marine phage, opportunistic infections and coral disease, diversity of coral-associated bacteria.

ANCA SEGALL, Ph.D., University of Utah (1987). Professor of Biology. DNA recombination and chromosome structure. 

CONSTANTINE D. TSOUKAS, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (1975). Professor of Biology. Proteins involved in differentiation and function of lymphocytes with special emphasis on human T-cells and thymocytes; use of monoclonal antibodies and hybridization techniques to study T-cell development.

ROLAND WOLKOWICZ, PhD. The Weizmann Institute of Science (1998). Assistant Professor of Biology. Use of random peptide libraries and other chemical genetics approaches for the study of viral pathogenesis and the search of antiviral factors. Main focus on HIV-1.