Michael J. Corley , Ph.D.
My transdisciplinary research focuses on better understanding host epigenetic and metabolic mechanisms in immune cells reprogrammed by HIV infection and aging linked to cardiometabolic disease states. Our laboratory utilizes cutting-edge immunology, epigenetic, metabolic, and single cell “omics” technologies. I received a K01 Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and recently I am funded as Principal Investigator of a WCM team science NHLBI R01 aiming to enhance our understanding of immunometabolism dysfunction in older people living with HIV linked to cardiovascular disease risk. My research group is also dedicated to transdisciplinary research projects aimed at increasing knowledge towards addressing health inequalities, mitigating accelerated aging of the immune system, and combatting infectious diseases.