Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

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.

Faculty Administrative Positions

Brossay, Laurent, Chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Faculty Positions

Belenky, Peter, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Bennett, Richard, Professor of Biology

Biron, Christine, Esther Elizabeth Brintzenhoff Professor of Medical Science

Brossay, Laurent, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Brossay, Laurent, Charles A. and Helen B. Stuart Professor of Medical Science

Bungiro, Richard, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Campbell, Andrew, Professor of Medical Science

Elias, Jack, Frank L. Day Professor of Biology

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

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

Jamieson, Amanda, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Kang, Min-Jong, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Lee, Changmin, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

Lee, Chun Geun, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

Ma, Bing, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

Mylonakis, Eleftherios, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Rice, Louis, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Rothman, Alan, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Shank, Peter, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Shank, Peter, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science

Vaishnava, Shipra, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Wands, Jack, Professor of Medical Science

Zheng, Tao, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

Zhou, Yang, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

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

de Graffenried, Christopher, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology