Science Accelerating Breakthroughs in Care

We spark advances in human health through discovery in microbiology, virology and immunology, aided by state-of-the-art facilities. Our faculty includes renowned researchers who have unraveled secrets of infectious and inflammatory disease and cancer. They work closely with the next generation of scholars to set them on their own paths of exploration.

Education & Training

Explore the opportunities in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology with our comprehensive offerings. Launch your career through our MS program, where you’ll gain expert mentorship and hands-on biomedical research experience. For early-career researchers, our Postdoctoral Fellowships provide a platform to engage in ambitious studies alongside leading investigators. Join the interdisciplinary PIBBS program, collaborating closely with faculty on impactful research projects. Shape the future of science with us.

Message from the Chair

“With broad expertise and unique infrastructure, our science drives progress in solving the most difficult problems facing patients. It offers a training experience that’s both practical and exciting.”

James Ou, PhD, Interim Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
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Support Us

New cures and strategies for prevention start with insights into the basic processes underlying disease. Your giving can have that type of power when you support our department. Become a partner in a venture that fuels biomedical knowledge and opens the doors to better health for all.