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W. Harry Feinstone Department of

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

We are advancing understanding of the biology of disease and using this knowledge to solve enormous public health problems.


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.

Department Highlights

First in Immunology

Founded in 1916, ours was the first immunology department in the U.S.

Lab Science at Work

24 MMI tenure-track faculty have working laboratories.

Cell Death

Professor J. Marie Hardwick studies cell suicide functions.

Learn more about j. Marie Hardwick

Melanin Samples in Space

We recently worked with NASA to send melanin samples to space.

Learn more about radamés J.B. Cordero

Our Degree Programs

How do you study the world’s most dangerous animal? In a world-class, carefully designed facility. The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School is home to a 3,000-square-foot insectary, one of the largest in the U.S.

Core Facilities

Our faculty and collaborators work in state-of-the-art facilities tailored to specific research needs.

Faculty Spotlight

Kimberly Davis, PhD, MSc,

studies how members of a bacterial population change during infection, to identify strategies to more effectively combat infections.

Kimberly Davis

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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.