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DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY, A Leader in Immunology, Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Research and Training

Immunology and Microbiology
 
John C. Cambier, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor,
Chair of the Department of  Immunology & Microbiology


Linda van Dyk, Ph.D. Professor, Vice Chair of the Department of Immunology & Microbiology

Welcome to the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

We are a product of the July 2014 merger of the former Department of Microbiology in the School of Medicine and the Integrated Department of Immunology, a joint venture of the School of Medicine and National Jewish Health. With the merger of the departments come unique opportunities to realize synergy between the outstanding preexisting research programs in immunology focused primarily on aspects of adaptive immunity, and microbiology focused primarily on microbial pathogenesis. Areas of immediate program growth include innate immunity and its impact on adaptive immune function, host-pathogen interactions, and the role of the microbiome on immune function and outcomes of infection. Research interests of new faculty whose arrival is imminent include NOD pathway signaling, intermicrobial warfare involving the type VI secretion system and the viral microbiome of the gut.


In other exciting developments, the Department is spearheading a “Human immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative”. This cross-campus effort will involve clinical, translational and basic scientist faculty in many departments. Initial funding in excess of $20,000,000 will be used to hire new faculty whose interests lie in development and delivery of cutting edge immunotherapies, training of postdocs and fellow, and networking to avail faculty of clinical material for research. This support will also be used for development infrastructure for Human immune monitoring and mouse modeling of human disease.

Our faculty are engaged in graduate and medical education in both microbiology and immunology, as well as in robust postdoctoral training programs, all supported by institutional NIH training grants.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our people, research and educational programs, as well as opportunities for employment.

 

​Spotlight

 
 

CCTSI launches careers of young researchers

TL1 program provides gateway to translational science
The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) TL1 program is making CU Anschutz a top-choice for students like Michelle Nelsen, who is pursuing her PhD in immunology. Nelsen heard about the program during a recruitment weekend event and was interested in additional opportunities to observe clinical medicine. The TL1 program opened doors for Nelsen to collaborate with physicians and researchers in her field.

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New CU consortium, UC4Health, joins more than 20 faculty members to tackle problems around climate changes and health - a critical 21st-centry issueCU Identifies Factor That May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

A group of University of Colorado scientists are taking a leadership role to investigate the effects of climate change on health, which has emerged as a dominant issue of this century and beyond.
They are launching education, research and community partnerships with a clear aim: safeguard human health.

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Events

 
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I&M Faculty Meeting RC1N-9107 5/3/2016 04:00 PM
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Immu/Micro RIP NJH-Heilter Hall (videoconferenced to RC1N-9107) 5/4/2016 09:00 AM
Immu/Micro - Seminar Series -Andreas Baumler, PhD Hensel Phelps Auditorium East, video conference to NJH-Heitler Hall 5/6/2016 01:30 PM
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Immu/Micro RIP NJH-Heilter Hall (videoconferenced to RC1N-9107) 5/11/2016 09:00 AM
MPID Workshop Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Bldg., M24-103 5/13/2016 08:30 AM
Immu/Micro - Seminar Series - Ferric Fang, PhD RC-1 North, Room 9107, video conference to NJH-Heitler Hall 5/13/2016 01:30 PM
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Immu/Micro RIP NJH-Heilter Hall (videoconferenced to RC1N-9107) 5/18/2016 09:00 AM
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Immu/Micro RIP NJH-Heilter Hall (videoconferenced to RC1N-9107) 5/25/2016 09:00 AM

News

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CU Identifies Factor That May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

CU Identifies Factor That May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

Microbiology Graduate Student Research Excellence Award

Microbiology Graduate Student Research Excellence Award Winner - David Hawman

Counselling: Knowledge is power

Katherine Shives, a microbiology graduate student at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, felt an immediate rapport with immunologist Kathryn Holmes, a professor emerita at the university...

Save the Date! 17th Annual Colorado Immunology Conference

Save the date for the 17th Annual Colorado Immunology Conference, August 31-September 2, 2016 in beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO.

Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative

Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative earns Transformational Research Funding

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