Immunology and Microbiology

The Department of Immunology and Microbiology is dedicated to conducting research and education in all areas of host-pathogen interaction.  The Department focuses on the immunologic bases of disease, as well as infectious diseases that are commonly seen at the US-Mexican border, including emerging viral, bacterial, and parasitic illnesses such as Zika, Chagas disease, and tuberculosis.  The Department also concentrates on vaccine development and other clinical and translational research foci.