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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

In a recent article in PNAS, Shishen Du (Lutkenhaus lab) reported the determination of  the kinetic polarity of FtsZ (tubulin homologue) filaments Du et al. 2018.

New Grant Award:

Jianming Qiu, R21 AI144564, Parvovirus B19 nickase-based high-throughput screening and structure study of the nickase, 3/1/2019 – 2/28/2021

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

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


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
11:00 AM, HEB G205

Meng Zhao, Ph.D.
Developmental Immunology Division
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

"Metabolic Regulation of iNKT Cell Differentiation & Activation"

full seminar schedule >>