The Microbiology and Immunology Track focuses on microbial infection, host responses to infection and other aspects of the immune system in health and disease. The faculty members engaged in this track apply state-of-the-art experimental approaches, including genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, as well as other genetic, biochemical and functional assays to study the regulation, host interactions and pathogenesis of viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. In addition to mechanisms of host interactions with microorganisms, responses to allergens, tumor and self-antigens are also investigated at the molecular, cellular, tissue and whole-body levels. Students will gain the broad knowledge and skills necessary for future research careers in many different areas of basic and clinical life sciences, including microbial genetics, physiology and pathogenesis, infectious diseases, immune regulation, vaccinology, tumor immunology, autoimmunity and allergy. For more information, click here.
The track leaders, along with their contact information, are: