Welcome to Microbiology & Immunology
A Message from the Chair, Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
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.
- The department is home to the only NIH-funded Respiratory Pathogens Research Center in the country.
- The department is home to a NIH-funded Center for AIDS Research.
- One of our graduate students was the co-inventor of the technology behind the current HPV vaccine.
- Our past students currently occupy leadership positions in academia, the biotech industry and the government.
Microbiology & Immunology Department Seminar: Multifaceted Host Protein SAMHD1 Modulates Viral Infection and Innate Immunity
Li Wu, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Carver College of Medicine - The University of Iowa
Mon, Nov 30 @ 12:00 PM
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