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Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology

We are currently accepting applications for Ph.D. and M.S. Programs.

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: Jan 07, 2016

Save the dates - March 4-5, 2016 for the Joint Annual Meeting of the Missouri and Missouri Valley Branches of ASM.
For information go to:

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


Thursday, February 25, 2016
11:00 a.m. 1027 Orr-Major
Unless Otherwise Noted

Christophe Nicot, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chair of Pathology Research
Director, Viral Oncology Laboratory
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

"Pathogenic Signaling in HTLV-I Oncogenesis: Challenges and Opportunities"

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