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Upcoming Events & Seminars

Thursday, November 13, 2014
B1b Lymphocyte Response in Anti-bacterial Immunity
Kishor Alugupalli, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
12:00 pm
Bldg. 105, Room 3851 (Sicher)

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Steering Committee: Control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Twitching Motility
Lori L. Burrows, Ph.D.
McMaster University
12:00 pm
Bldg. 105, Room 3851 (Sicher)





MIIM 415 – Medical Immunology

The medical immunology course MIIM 415 is designed to provide an in depth description of the components of the innate and adaptive immune system and how they interact to protect humans against infectious microorganisms. Lectures and problem sessions will be given by both basic scientists and clinicians, and the course will integrate basic immunologic principles with various human diseases. The course will have two 3 hour sessions per week for 8 weeks as well as 2 written exams for 2 credit hours. (click here for more information)

Prerequisite: General Biology  and/or Cell Biology
Number of Credits: 2
Semester offered: Summer


  This Week in Virology
TWiV 276: Ramblers go viral

This Week in Virology, a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick, came to the department back in January to record an episode to discuss coronaviruses. The netcast is available online:

Host: Vincent Raciello
Guests: Susan Baerk and Thomas Gallagher

Vincent meets up with Susan Baker and Tom Gallagher at Loyola University to talk about their work on coronaviruses

Welcome to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology!

Imagine reading a good book that you want never to end and, to your delight, it never does. Similarly, in your career as a scientist, although a given problem may be solved, the excitement of discovery goes on. Basic science seeks to understand nature. It is a continual process with the depth of discovery defined by your own depth of curiosity.

Yet, for curiosity to thrive and gain strength, it must be encouraged.

As scientists and teachers, we recognize curiosity as the innate desire for understanding and knowledge. We realize its importance to our own work. We are therefore committed to supporting this drive in each student and post-doctoral fellow, because we believe that curiosity has one end point, discovery.

As you read through our web site, you will learn about our ideals and our specific areas of expertise. We offer a dynamic, growing environment where significant discovery is an ongoing event. Our intense dedication to cutting-edge science is surpassed only by our unwavering commitment to first-rate graduate training.

Katherine Knight, Ph.D. Professor and Chair








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