Profiles in "Diseases" Expertise Area

  • Sidney Hecht is a professor of chemistry and director of the Center for BioEnergetics at the Biodesign Institute at ASU. His research interests include carbohydrates that selectively target cancer cells, among others.
  • Baker is a bioarchaeologist with extensive field experience in Egypt, Sudan, Cyprus and the U.S. Her research integrates archaeology and biological anthropology to investigate the lifeways and health status of past people.
  • Dr. Jurutka is an endocrinologist applying molecular medicine approaches to elucidate fundamental questions in human health/disease including work on: nutraceuticals, cancer, IBS, drug discovery and neurobiology of vitamin D.
  • Borges has joint appointments in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute. His research interests include bottom-up glycomics and developing molecular markers of biospecimen integrity.
  • Chang is an immunologist who studies the development and function of the immune system and uses DNA nanostructure to design and construct more useful vaccines and immunotherapeutic agents.
  • Chen is a molecular biologist who specializes in developing novel human therapeutics and vaccines in plants to combat infectious diseases, cancer, and biological warfare agents.
  • Blattman is an immunologist who studies how the immune system responds to vaccination and viral infection.
  • Haydel is an infectious disease microbiologist investigating new antibiotics to fight resistant infections, new technologies to diagnose infections in less than 2 hours, and how bacteria cause disease in humans.
  • Dr. Nesse is a physician who has dedicated his career to establishing evolutionary biology as a basic science for medicine.
  • Jacobs is an expert on a poxvirus called vaccinia. He has genetically engineered vaccinia as a vehicle against infectious agents, bioterrorism threats, cancer and other viruses, including HIV.