Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

About the Department

The faculty in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology has been consistently tackling hard questions and then raising the bar further by continuing to ask difficult questions. Research topics in the department include exciting areas such as herpesviruses, antibiotic resistance, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), emerging viral pathogens, influenza, allergy, autoimmune diseases, vaccine development, immunotherapy, cancer and more.

The department’s research studies, in collaborations with clinicians and the larger academic community, are meant to understand pathogens, their hosts and mechanisms of disease – all in the hope of curing or treating ailments. Every day, our researchers are amazed and enthused by the paths down which their research takes them.

About the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Jae Jung, MD

“We ask questions and seek answers with the ultimate goal of bettering human health.”
Jae Jung, PhD
Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Chair’s Corner

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USC scientists discover schizophrenia gene roles in brain development

A USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression. It’s the first time these molecules, which are associated with the disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) protein linked to mental disorders, have been identified. The scientists developed… Read More »

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Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development

07/17/2018
Harlyne Norris Cancer Research Tower, LG 503/4, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA
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