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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 Positions Available

We are currently recruiting for two tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the areas of Immunology and Host Interactions with Pathogens.  Applicants should apply online at for position number 01203571 (Immunology) or 01203574 (Host Interactions with Pathogens).


Last modified: Nov 03, 2020

New Grant Awards:

Indranil Biswas, Administrative Supplement (Equipment), Role of Clp proteins in pathophysiology of Streptococcus mutans, 3R01GM128241-03S1

Ed Stephens and Maria Kalamvoki, NIH R21 AI158229, Immunomodulatory effects of coronavirus membrane proteins E, M, and S, 08/17/2020 – 07/31/2022

Mary Markiewicz, Beatson Foundation, The mechanism of autoimmune diabetes protection mediated by NKG2D-induced CD8+ Tcm, 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2022

Mary Markiewicz, Frontier’s Pilot, The role of NKG2D in SARS-CoV-2 clearance by Vγ9Vδ2 T cells, 06/15/2020 – 06/14/2021

Ed Stephens and Maria Kalamvoki, Frontier’s Pilot, Immunomodulatory effects of SARS-CoV-2 transmembrane proteins E, M, and S, 06/15/2020 – 06/14/2021

Mary Markiewicz, Diabetes Institute, The mechanism of autoimmune diabetes protection mediated by NKG2D-induced CD8+Tcm, 06/01/2020 – 05/31/2021

Mary Markiewicz, The V Foundation, The effect of cytokine treatment and NKG2D ligand expression on NK cells on tumor immunotherapy, 06/01/2020 – 05/31/2021

Jeff Bose, NIH R21 AI153773, Redefining fatty acid degradation by Staphylococcus aureus, 06/01/2020 – 05/31/2022

Wolf Zueckert, University of Kentucky Subaward (NIH R01 AI144126), SpoVG and PlzA Regulation of Lyme Disease Spirochete Infection Processes, 04/01/2020 – 03/31/2025

Jianming Qiu and Ziying Yan, NIH R21 AI151542, Mechanisms Underlying the Transduction Polarity of AAV in Polarized Human Airway Epithelium, 02/13/2020 – 01/31/2022

Other News in the Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology >>


Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:00AM
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 914 4689 5396

Berlin Londono, PhD. MSc.
Assistant Professor
Department of Entomology
Kansas State University

“Immune Responses Against Mosquito Salivary Proteins and Disease Transmission”

full seminar schedule >>