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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

 
 

Congratulations to Jennifer Berger on her CCTSI fellowship!

The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) TL1 program is making CU Anschutz a top-choice for students like Jennifer Berger, who is pursuing her PhD in microbiology.

Read More about CCTSI pre-doctoral fellowships...



 

CU leads 2016 class of Boettcher Investigators

Early career scientists rewarded for promising work in improving human health

Faculty from the University of Colorado lead the 2016 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program, which supports the promising efforts of early career scientific researchers.

Seven of this year’s 10-member class of awardees conduct research on CU campuses.
Read More...

Events

 
Year | Month | Week | Day 
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Title Location Start Time
T. Aaron Wiles Thesis Defense Hensel Phelps West 12/2/2016 1:00:00 PM
Recurrence
I&M Faculty Meeting RC1N-9107 12/6/2016 4:00:00 PM
Recurrence
Immu/Micro RIP NJH-Heitler Hall, video braodcast to AMC, RC1N-8108 12/7/2016 9:00:00 AM
HI3 Faculty Candidate RC1N 9107, video broadcast to NJH Heitler Hall 12/8/2016 3:00:00 PM
Immu/Micro Seminar Series Hensel Phelps East Auditorium 12/9/2016 1:30:00 PM
Zane Jaafar Thesis Defense Hensel Phelps East, video broadcast to NJH J107 12/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
Recurrence
Immu/Micro RIP NJH-Heitler Hall, video braodcast to AMC, RC1N-8108 12/14/2016 9:00:00 AM
HI3 Faculty Candidate RC1N 9107, video broadcast to NJH Heitler Hall 12/15/2016 11:00:00 AM
Immu/Micro Seminar Series Hensel Phelps East Auditorium 12/16/2016 1:30:00 PM

News

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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 issue

New CU consortium, UC4Health, joins more than 20 faculty members to tackle problems around climate changes and health - a critical 21st-centry issue

CCTSI launches careers of young researchers

CCTSI launches careers of young researchers

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...

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