Welcome! Our department 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 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 department is unique both with respect to the depth of its collective expertise concerning the biology of microbes and its commitment to using state-of-the-art tools of molecular and cell biology to study fundamental questions about how microbes cause disease.
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Randall K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor