Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
We are advancing understanding of the biology of disease and using this knowledge to solve enormous public health problems.
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Headlines
Researcher Nicole Baumgarth Joins Bloomberg School’s Johns Hopkins Lyme and Tickborne Diseases Institute as Inaugural Director
Baumgarth is known for efforts to understand host responses to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease via the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.
The bacteria, viruses, and other bugs in your body have a major impact on your well-being.
MMI Postdoc Stephanie Rankin-Turner, PhD, Receives Samuel Jordan Graham Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine recently selected Stephanie Rankin-Turner, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, as the recipient of the Samuel Jordan Graham Postdoctoral Fellowship Award funded by the Judge and Mrs. Samuel Jordan Graham Memorial Fund.
What We Do in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
The mission of MMI is to advance fundamental knowledge of human pathogens, host-microbe interactions and arthropod vectors, develop interventions to improve public health, and train scientists to conduct rigorous, ethical research while embracing diversity, inclusion and the unique experiences of all department members.
We believe in the power of scientific discovery. Our diverse research programs and committed faculty offer students unparalleled opportunities in the laboratory, in the clinic, and in the field.
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Highlights
First in Immunology
Founded in 1916, ours was the first immunology department in the U.S.
Commitment to Diversity
We foster an environment that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable
Lab Science at Work
We have 24 working laboratories
The R3 program, led by Gundula Bosch, PhD, retrains students to be critical thinkers
Centers and Institutes in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
We host five centers and institutes that advance our research initiatives.
J. Marie Hardwick, PhD
studies why neurons die prematurely and how to activate cell death programs in pathogenic microorganisms
Support Our Department
Philanthropic gifts enable the pursuit of important research that cannot be supported by federal funding and also support student and faculty fellowships.