Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Keck School of Medicine receives its highest NIH funding ranking to date

January 23rd, 2017|

Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks No. 1 in funds received per principal investigator; USC Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Preventive Medicine ranked No. 2 nationally

Zika proteins responsible for microcephaly identified

August 11th, 2016|

USC researchers have identified two Zika proteins potentially responsible for thousands of microcephaly cases in Brazil and elsewhere — taking one small step toward preventing Zika-infected mothers from

In Memoriam: Gunther Dennert, 78

July 20th, 2016|

Former chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Gunther Dennert, PhD, passed away on June 5, after

‘Sunscreen’ gene may help protect against skin cancer

July 1st, 2016|

A new study has identified a “sunscreen” gene that may help stave off skin cancer.

The team, led by researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, found

Caution urged at Zika symposium

June 22nd, 2016|

Scientists and public officials warned residents of health risks and provided mosquito-abatement tips during the Zika Virus Awareness Symposium, held June 9 at the Aresty Auditorium on

Baxter Foundation visits Health Sciences Campus

June 5th, 2016|

Directors of the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation visited the USC Health Sciences Campus on May 9, to hear presentations from Keck School of Medicine

USC study paves path to a cure for chronic HBV infection

May 3rd, 2016|

The infection has been cured in mice by removing “traitors” residing in liver’s immune cells.

Chronic hepatitis B infection, a lifetime disease with no effective cure, could one

USC Stem Cell scientists enter the conversation about CRISPR

May 3rd, 2016|

CRISPR-Cas9 is a gene-editing technique that enables scientists to disable, replace or modify sections of DNA. It allows for unprecedented precision and speed in the field of genome editing.

Jae Jung, PhD, wins prestigious outstanding investigator award from National Cancer Institute

March 22nd, 2016|

Jae Jung Lab in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology to receive over $7 million to investigate the development and prevention of Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Distinguished Professor Jae

New joint postdoctoral program unites Keck researchers with industry partner to solve immune diseases

January 22nd, 2016|

Professor Omid Akbari points out a finding in his research of immune diseases.Investigators at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling immune-mediated diseases in a