Department of Microbiology & Immunology



The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is focused on research and educational programs which relate to microbial pathogens (viruses and prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes) and the host immune defenses which protect against these organisms. Current research emphasizes cutting-edge molecular techniques and includes, but is not limited to, studies on: autoimmunity, biodefense, bioinformatics, biofilms, cancer biology, gene therapy, genetics and genomics, HIV/AIDS, immunologic mechanisms, respiratory pathogens (including influenza) and vaccine development.

Department Highlights





Upcoming Seminar:

Microbial driven TLR5-dependent signaling governs distal malignant progression through systemic tumor-promoting inflammation
Jose R. Conejo-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Leader, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:00 PM 20150330T1300000 MC 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)