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Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology is to conduct high impact research that is relevant to human health and train the next generation of biomedical scientists and physicians who will advance our understanding of infection and immunity in ways that benefit humankind.

Our Values

The Department values integrity in teaching and learning, the responsible conduct of research and other academic activities, a safe workplace and the contributions of all individuals toward our shared mission.

Faculty Position Available

We are currently recruiting for one tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of immunology. The potential for synergy with members of the Department and/or the KUMC research community will be advantageous. Please apply online at for position number 01201860.


Last modified: Sep 28, 2018

New Grant Award:

Severin Gudima and Steven Weinman, 1 R21 AI142028-01A1, HBV RNAs produced by viral replication and derived from integrated HBV DNA as potential biomarkers predicting the efficiency of clinical response to nucleos(t)ide analogs, 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021

New Grant Award:

Severin Gudima, R21 AI144923, Regulation of HDV infection in humans, 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021

New Grant Award:

Ed Stephens, Effect of HIV-1 and Cocaine on EVs and the Impact on Astrocyte Infection, SOM Bridge Funding, 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020

New Grant Award:

Wolf Zueckert, Functional Analysis of Essential Borrelia burgdorferi Outer Membrane Proteins using tCRISPRi, KUMC Research Institute Lied Grant, 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020.

New Grant Award:

1R21AI144624-01A1, Wolfram Zueckert, Chaperone-Mediated Secretion of Borrelia Lipoproteins, 06/01/2019 – 05/31/2021

New Grant Award:

1F32AI145158-01A1, Crystal Austin (Bose Lab), Contribution of YjbIH to Virulence Factor Regulation and Host Colonization in Staphylococcus Aureus, 09/08/2019

In Memory: Dr. Thomas M. Yankee (1970 - 2017)

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Fall 2019
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