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.
AAI Distinguished Lecturer (Conference Information, Brown Article)
Sunday, May 10, 2015 in New Orleans, LA
Christine A. Biron, Ph. D.
Fuzzy borders in innate and adaptive immunity: experience conditions NK and CD8 T cell responses during viral infection
Save the Date for the 52nd Annual Charles A. Stuart Memorial Lecture!
Dec. 3, 2015 at 4:00pm
Max D. Cooper, MD
"Evolution of Adaptive Immunity"