The Department of Microbiology faculty is a diverse group of investigators with expertise concerning the biology of microorganisms and the molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis. The Microbiology faculty serve as the focal point for the development of educational programs for medical and Ph.D. graduate students in the discipline of microbiology, and they have a leadership role in development of research programs in microbiology, with an emphasis in microbial pathogenesis.
The Microbiology faculty is unique both with respect to the depth of its collective expertise concerning biology of microbes and its commitment to using state-of-the-art tools of molecular and cell biology to study fundemental questions about how microbes cause disease.
Faculty members in the Department of Microbiology interact regularly with faculty from several other departments in the School of Medicine, from our CU-affiliated campuses of Denver, Boulder, and from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. These interactions reflect the broad expertise of our department faculty members as well as the relatively large number of faculty from other departments in the School of Medicine who study microbes from more clinical, translational or applied perspectives.