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Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology is to conduct high impact research that is relevant to human health and train the next generation of biomedical scientists and physicians who will advance our understanding of infection and immunity in ways that benefit humankind.

Our Values

The Department values integrity in teaching and learning, the responsible conduct of research and other academic activities, a safe workplace and the contributions of all individuals toward our shared mission.

Joe Lutkenhaus, Ph.D.


Last modified: Aug 24, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Yankee, he received the KC Area Life Sciences Institute, Collaborate2Cure Research Development Award
Advancing a Novel Chimeric Antigen Receptor Toward Canine Clinical Trials.
5/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

A recent publication in the Journal of Bacteriology from the Bose lab on a fatty acid kinase from Staphylococcus aureus was selected as an article of significant interest by the editors:


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
11:00 a.m. 1027 Orr-Major

Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D.
Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology
Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University

"Imaging Exit of Single Herpesvirus Particles from Living Cells"

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