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:

Comparative Human Retrovirus Pathogenesis
Lee Ratner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine- Oncology Division, Medical Oncology Section - Molecular Oncology Section, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Monday, May 4, 2015 12:00 PM 20150504T1300000 MC 3-7619 (Upper S Wing Auditorium)