Message from the Chair


2019 was another stellar year for the Department.  Our annual extramural research support for FY19 exceeded $7.49M, the highest in M&I’s history.  We also received notice in January 2020 that the NIH P20 application “Center for Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy”, a collaborative center grant submitted by the Brown Cancer Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Department of Surgery will be funded; bringing $12.4M in research support over the next 5 years.  Our research faculty continued to publish novel discoveries in high impact journals including Nature Materials, Cell Host and Microbe, and Cell Metabolism.  We maintained our vibrant external speaker series with 18 seminars in 2019.  

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Items of Interest

Graduate Programs: M.S., Ph.D.
Final Application Deadline: March 1

Full consideration Deadline: January 15

Center for Functional Microbiomics, Inflammation and Pathogenicity

Center for Predictive Medicine 


Open Positions


Faculty Highlights

Dr. Roberson receives Golden Apple Award

Dr. Carolyn Roberson was selected by the School of Medicine Class of 2021 to receive the Golden Apple Award for the 2018-19 academic year.  The Golden Apple Award is given to faculty who demonstrate outstanding teamwork, professional responsibility, and consideration of medical students.  The award was presented at the Fall Honors Convocation, which was held Monday, November 18, 2019. Congratulations Dr. Roberson!

Dr. Alard receives Medical Education Research Award at Research!Louisville

Dr. Pascale Alard received 2nd place for the 2019 Research! Louisville, Ruth Greenberg award for Medical Education Research with her project entitled “Using IF-AT strategy in the dental immunology curriculum has a beneficial impact on performance and long term retrieval”. Ruth Greenberg award supports studies that investigate methods and outcomes related to teaching and learning for healthcare learners.

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Student Highlights

M&I students receive 1st and 2nd place for doctoral dissertation at Research! Louisville

Congratulations to Autumn LaPointe on receiving 1st place and Samantha Morrissey on receiving 2nd place for the  2019 Research!Louisville Doctoral Basic Science award. Autumn is a doctoral candidate in the lab of Dr. Kevin Sokoloski and Samantha is a doctoral candidate in the lab of Dr. Jun Yan.

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Departmental Events

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Cholesterol and the Bacterial Intracellular Niche

stacey gilk seminar series

January 16, 2020

Stacey Gilk, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Thursdays, at noon in CTRB, Room 101
First Tuesdays at 11am in CTRB, Room 124
unless otherwise indicated