Adam Burgener is a Professor at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University. The central theme of Dr. Burgener’s research program is to understand host and microbial mechanisms that are important for mucosal immunity and susceptibility to disease. His lab has developed mass-spectrometry based systems biology techniques to study mucosal barriers which play front-line roles in host responses to HIV. His lab is currently leading two Team Grants funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, including one to study the microbiome in HIV transmission and prevention, and the other to understand the microbiome in cervical cancer disease progression. He also co-leads other NIH funded studies in HIV transmission and pathogenesis.