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. Carolyn Roberson receives Gender Equity Award 

Dr. Carolyn Roberson was awarded the Gender Equity Award by the American Medical Women's Association. The Gender Equity Award honors outstanding contributions of medical school faculty who promote a gender-equal environment in the education and training of physicians. Congratulations Dr. Roberson! 

Dr. Carolyn Casella receives Golden Apple Award

Dr. Carolyn Casella was selected by School of Medicine Class of 2022 to receive the Golden Apple Award for the 2019-2020 school year.  The Golden Apple Award is given to faculty who demonstrate outstanding teamwork, professional responsibility, and consideration of medical students. Congratulations Dr. Casella! 

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Student Highlights

M&I graduate students win University doctoral awards

Dylan Johnson and Irina Miralda received University’s Guy Stevenson Award and the John Richard Binford Memorial Award, respectively.

Please click here to view Dylan Johnson's Graduate School Graduation speech. 

The Guy Stevenson Award recognizes an outstanding doctoral degree recipient who has demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and leadership within the discipline, and has made significant contributions to teaching and service. This award is the highest award given by the Graduate School and the winner carries the graduate school banner at both the Doctoral Hooding and Commencement Ceremonies, and provides remarks during the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.  The Binford Award is presented to a doctoral degree recipient who excels in scholarship, and has contributed to other areas within the discipline such as leadership, teaching, or service.  The winner receives special recognition at the Doctoral Hooding and Graduation ceremony.  Congratulations Dylan and Irina!

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Departmental Events

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.* 
Due to COVID-19, the Seminar Series is being help virtually until further notice. 
*unless otherwise indicated