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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 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: Oct 25, 2019

New Grant Awards:

Wolf Zueckert, KU COBRE, Small Molecule Inhibitors of Bacterial Surface Lipoprotein Secretion, 5/28/2019-4/30/2020

Maria Kalamvoki, Fall Enhancement Award, The interplay between HSV-1 ICP0 and the Cbl/CIN85 endocytic machinery and the benefits for HSV-1 infection, 10/1/2019 - 9/30/2020

Joe Lutkenhaus, 2 R01 GM029764-34A1, Regulation of Cell Division, 09/15/2019 - 07/31/2023

Welcome New Microbiology Graduate Students!
Çağla Aksu Küz
Brandon Grieshaber
Bryan Murphy

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

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Spring 2020
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