Message from the Chair

Happy 2018!  The Department accelerated its upward trajectory in 2017.  We completed new faculty recruitment with 6 new members joining the Department in the past 3 years.  The year also saw the retirement of our most senior colleague, Dr. Uldis Streips, after 45 years of service to the Department.  Continue reading.

Items of Interest

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

Full consideration Deadline: January 15



Open Positions


Departmental Events

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:00PM

 Ashley Best
PhD Candidate
in the lab of
Dr. Abu Kwaik
Dissertation Defense
“Nutritional virulence of Legionella pneumophila

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 12:00 PM

 Joyce Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Immunobiology
College of Medicine
Arizona Arthritis Center
University of Arizona
"How Gut Microbiota Impact
                              Gut-distal Autoimmune Disease"

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM

VancleaveTiva Vancleave
PhD Candidate
in the lab of
Dr. Matthew Lawrenz
Dissertation Defense

"Characterizing the Virulence Factor YapE in Yersinia pestis"


Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 PM
 Morgan Langille, PhD
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Human Microbiomics
Dalhousie University

"Disease signatures of the human microbiome"


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