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Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology

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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:

Wolfram Zueckert, R21 AI139956 (Subaward with University of Kentucky), Post-Transcriptional Regulation in Borrelia Burgdorferi by the BpuR RNA-Binding Protein, 06/11/2018 – 05/31/2019

New Grant Award:

Indranil Biswas, R21 DE026937, Role of a nucleoid-associated protein (HLP) in virulence regulation in Streptococcus mutans, 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2020

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

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


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
11:00 AM, HEB G205

Derek W. Trobaugh, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Immunology
Center for Vaccine Research
University of Pittsburgh

"Manipulating Virulence Factors to Understand Virus-Host Interactions & Vaccine Design"

full seminar schedule >>