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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: Nov 03, 2020

New Grant Awards:

Maria Kalamvoki, NIH R01 AI162784, Cargo, biogenesis and functions of extracellular vesicles released during HSV-1 infection, 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2026

Jianming Qiu and Ziying Yan (University of Iowa), NIH R21 AI156448, Development of a Novel rAAV Vector Without Cross-species Barrier to Transduce Human and Ferret Conducting Airways, 06/15/2021 - 05/31/2023

Severin Gudima, NIH R21 AI155819, Regulation of HDV life cycle by the immune response to HBV infection, 06/16/2021 - 05/31/2023

Indranil Biswas, KINBRE Bridge, Arginine phosphorylation and its role in physiology of streptococci, 5/1/2021 - 4/30/2022

Maria Kalamvoki, KINBRE Bridge, Intercellular communication through the stimulator of interferon genes STING during herpes simplex virus 1 infection, 5/1/2021 - 4/30/2022

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