Immunology and Microbial Sciences (Cluster)
The Immunology and Microbial Sciences (IMS) Training Program consists of a graduate curriculum that emphasizes research on microbes, the immune system, and the interface between the two fields. Students who participate in the training program conduct research that includes:
- Microbial physiology, microbial genetics, molecular biology, and the emerging fields of genomics and synthetic biology.
- Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and discovery of novel therapeutics
- Microbial pathogenesis, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
- Studies of microbial host-interactions, modulation of host cell biology, and development of disease or symbiosis
- Mechanisms by which microbes evade innate immune responses
- Genetics and development of a normal immune response and oral tolerance
- Immune response to infection and tissue damage including the generation and effects of the innate and adaptive systems
- Immune regulation, cell death and signaling
- The role of innate and adaptive immune cells and their cytokines and chemokines in host immunity
- Immunological diseases, including autoimmunity, inflammation, and allergy, immunodeficiency, and cancer
Who to Contact
- Derek Walsh (DGP) Professor, Microbiology-Immunology; Feinberg School of Medicine,