The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology's (MMI) mission is to maintain active and integrated research programs that study the interactions between microbes and their hosts. The goal is to understand how these influence the outcome of infection and disease progression.  Current research interests in the department include understanding host signaling in response to viral infection, molecular mechanisms of NK and NK T cell activation, and molecular principles underlying fungal pathogenesis.   This work provides an interdisciplinary structure for our training programs. 

MMI supports undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education in the areas of microbiology and immunology.Departmental instruction includes lecture courses, seminar courses, and laboratory research (both undergraduate independent study and graduate thesis).   We foster collaborative studies within the department as well as with faculty in other departments, both on campus and hospital-based.

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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Bennett, Richard JPathobiology Graduate Program Co-Director

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Brossay, LaurentCharles A. and Helen B. Stuart Professor of Medical Science, Chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Faculty Positions

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Belenky, Peter AAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Bennett, Richard JProfessor of Biology

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Beura, LalitAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Biron, Christine AnneEsther Elizabeth Brintzenhoff Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Brossay, LaurentProfessor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Bungiro, Richard DSenior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Campbell, Andrew GProfessor of Medical Science

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de Graffenried, Christopher LAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Elias, Jack AFrank L. Day Professor of Biology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Ene, Iuliana VeronicaAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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He, Chuan HuaAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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Jamieson, Amanda MAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Kang, Min-JongAdjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Lee, ChangminAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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Lee, Chun GeunProfessor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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Ma, BingAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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Mather, Thais PAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Mizoguchi, EmikoAdjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Mylonakis, Eleftherios EProfessor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Rice, Louis BProfessor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Rothman, AlanAdjunct Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Shank, Peter RAdjunct Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Shank, Peter RProfessor Emeritus of Medical Science

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Vaishnava, ShipraManning Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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Wands, Jack RProfessor of Medical Science

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Zheng, TaoProfessor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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Zhou, YangAssistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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Zhu, ZhouProfessor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)