Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

To understand diverse microorganisms, their pathogenesis and resultant immune responses, research in MCB probes microbial physiology, the composition and function of microbiomes, innate and adaptive immunity, and translational strategies to predict infection epidemics, design better therapies and reengineer host and microbe for improved health and industry.

Model Curricula

Autumn

MCB 532
Human Pathogenic Viruses

ENVH 444/544
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria/Genes Impact on the Environment and Public Health

GENOME 553
Advanced Genetic Analysis

winter

PABIO 552
Cell Biology of Human Pathogens and Disease

CONJ 544
Protein Structure, Modification and Regulation

SEFS 522
Plant-Microbe Interactions

spring

MICROM 553
Molecular interactions of bacteria with their hosts

MCB 543
Logic Constructs and Methodologies of Biological Research