Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
We are advancing understanding of the biology of disease and using this knowledge to solve enormous public health problems.
Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, and the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his furthering the understanding of fungal pathogenesis.
The findings suggest these single-celled organisms have programmed or regulated cell-death mechanisms like those that are known to work in animals and other complex organisms.
What We Do
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.
First in Immunology
Founded in 1916, ours was the first immunology department in the U.S.
MMI's Commitment to Diversity
Fostering an environment that is inclusive, diverse and equitable
Lab Science at Work
MMI has 24 working laboratories
The R3 program, led by Gundula Bosch, PhD, retrains students to be critical thinkers
Centers and Institutes
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.