The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology pursues research that aims to advance the understanding of the biology of disease and to use this knowledge to solve public health problems. Research takes place in the laboratory, as the faculty works to combat such enormous public health problems as tuberculosis, diarrhea, and hepatitis C virus. While our programs are mainly funded on an individual bas, they also depend on philanthropic gifts that enable the pursuit of high-risk research and related activities that cannot be supported by researchers.
Gifts are also essential for the support of diagnostic laboratory work serving patients in all university hospitals.
For more information, please contact the Department of Microbiology and Immunology or learn more about ways to give.