The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology has state-of-the-art laboratories located in a research and teaching complex together with other basic science departments in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Our noted faculty provides progressive didactic instruction and extensive research training in virology, immunology, molecular biology, cell biology and cell-cell interactions.
The department is home to a Ph.D. program in microbiology and immunology that can be entered following completion of a core year of curriculum through SLU’s graduate program in biomedical sciences. Students and researchers have access to our Flow Cytometry Research Core Facility. Our department also maintains Saint Louis University’s Small Animal Imaging Facility.
Molecular microbiology and immunology research within our department reflects the strength and diversity of our faculty through a unifying focus on the study of host-pathogen interactions, especially in the areas of virology and immunology.
General areas of interest include:
SLU’s virology program is one of the strongest in the United States, and it encompasses research on:
Our immunology program includes research on:
Other research areas within the department include: