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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.


We are pleased you chose to visit our online home and hope you find this site to be a rich source of useful information about the Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology. As you can see by our mission and values statements, we take seriously our commitment to discovery and training as it impacts the future of health care. We invite you to consider joining our team of scientists, either as a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher or member of our faculty or staff. Microbiology and Immunology are exciting and rewarding career fields that we are anxious to introduce to you. Thanks again for visiting.

Michael J. Parmely


Last modified: Mar 17, 2015

Welcome! Dr. Maria Kalamvoki has accepted our invitation and has joined the Faculty of the Department as Assistant Professor.

Congratulations to Dr. Wolf Zueckert, Recipient of the 2015 Chancellor's Teaching Award.

Congratulations Susan Brock, Shishen Du & Safder Saieed Fnu on receiving the Biomedical Research Training Program grant.

Watch for our new Master's of Science professional degree program that is under construction and should be available for enrollment in 2016.

New Courses in Microbiology for Fall 2015:
MICR 805: Teaching in Higher Education

MICR 810: Fundamentals in Immunology

MICR 811: Molecular Genetics of Bacteria & Phages

MICR 812: Molecular Virology & Pathogenesis

MICR 930 (Gudima): Oncogenesis Associated with Viral Infections




11:00 a.m. 1025 Orr-Major, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Shui Qing Ye, M.D., Ph.D.
William R. Brown/Missouri Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics & Molecular Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics
Director, Division of Experimental & Translational Genetics
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

"The Yin-Yang of Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Acetaminophen Induced Acute Liver Injury"

full seminar schedule >>