Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Working at the Forefront of Discovery Research

Hu lab uncovers novel autoantibodies in Borrelia-infected individuals, possibly paving the way for better diagnosis of Lyme Disease.

Learn more about Dr. Hu's research.

Working at the Forefront of Discovery Research

Hu lab uncovers novel autoantibodies in Borrelia-infected individuals, possibly paving the way for better diagnosis of Lyme Disease.

Learn more about Dr. Hu's research.

mycobacterium

Using two or more drugs together as treatment is a simple idea with a complicated underpinning. Learn more from our expert, Bree Aldridge.

candida species

Learn how research on Candida albicans helps us understand more deadly Candida species from one of our experts, Carol Kumamoto.

vibrio cholerae

The Camilli lab is using bacteriophage to attack cholera, a novel approach that could impact this deadly disease.

Faculty Positions Available

Our department is building in virology. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level, especially those with an interest in viral pathogenesis are particularly encouraged.

Learn more about this opportunity

research lab in the Jaharis Building

Committed to Community

We foster a diverse scientific community and aim to improve our core values by promoting inclusivity, diversity, and antiracism. Our department was founded with community building, mentorship, and collaboration as central values, and we continue to prioritize this culture in our department. We believe that fostering an environment that welcomes a diversity of perspectives will lead to more innovative and impactful science.

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Meet Our People

yoelkys morales

Yoelkys Morales, MD, PhD Student

Yoelkys is an MD, PhD student in the Molecular Microbiology program. His thesis work in the Mecsas lab focuses on drug treatment combinations for Klebsiella.

Committed to Training the Next Generation

We are deeply engaged in training both PhD students and postdoctoral scholars. We are the administrative home of the Molecular Microbiology Graduate program, based at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on our Health Sciences campus. Over 40 students are training in this program. Our faculty also participate in the graduate programs in Immunology, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology and Genetics.

Our program for postdoctoral scholars is an important part of our activity. Over 20 scholars are training in our laboratories and participate fully in all department activities.

We are committed to mentorship and an environment that allows trainees to work with us as colleagues as their expertise, knowledge and skills develop.

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