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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

We proudly support the Student Research Forum

The Dept. of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunolgy is now recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Professor in microbiology, virology, or immunology.

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Lutkenhaus, University Distinguished Professor, who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

Watch for our new Master's of Science professional degree program that is under construction and should be available for enrollment by the Fall of 2015

Congratulations to the Gudima lab. Their article in the Journal of Virology titled "Super-infection with woodchuck hepatitis virus (WHV) strain WHVNY of the livers chronically infected with the strain WHV7" has been recommended by Faculty of 1000.

New Grant Awards:
Thomas Yankee, Braden's Hope/Children's Mercy Hospital,  Novel chimeric antigen receptors to enhance T cell activation and differentiation 



11:00 a.m. 1027 Orr-Major, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stefan Rothenburg, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Biology
Kansas State University

"One Does Not Fit All - Species-specific Interactions of Viral Inhibitors with the Antiviral Protein Kinase R"

full seminar schedule >>