Greetings, and welcome to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology (M&I) is a leader in biomedical research aimed at discovering the basic principles of how microorganisms (viruses and bacteria) function and how immune systems fight to keep these organisms at bay.  Our faculty and research teams have strong expertise in exploring the mechanisms of viral pathogenesis for simian and human immunodeficiency viruses, herpesviruses, and influenza.  We explore the ways in which sexually transmitted and other bacteria escape antibiotic treatment, how bacteria mobilize and colonize surfaces within the host, and how bacteria develop and differentiate as mechanisms for their survival.  Using these and other systems, we also examine how immune systems can successfully protect hosts from infection and develop long-term memory that is useful for vaccine and therapeutic design to treat infection, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. 

Our faculty is also fully committed to teaching and training the next generation of scholars, scientists, and physicians.  Our faculty belong to four distinct graduate programs and are currently training more than 30 students and 50 postdoctoral fellows. 

So, please explore our website and enjoy its content.  You will find faculty and laboratory descriptions, links to our publications, and links to our graduate and other programs here at Emory.