Chair's Welcome

Subhash C. Chauhan, PhD

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. This is recently established Department with a vibrant team of investigators dynamically involved in the training of future health care professionals in the field of Immunology and Microbiology.

The field of Microbiology and Immunology has always been in the focal point of basic and translational research to identify cure and treatment of human diseases. This field has witnessed tremendous success in scientific discoveries that have revolutionized the area of medicine. Every day new scientific discoveries are emerging in this field, allowing us to develop newer diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for human diseases including cancer. Cancer immunotherapy is a rapidly evolving area as several cancer vaccines and targeted therapies are in different phases of clinical trials. This information represents new, exciting, rapidly evolving opportunities in education, research and clinical services. New discoveries in basic science, information technologies and clinical sciences are revolutionizing health care delivery at cost-effective rates across the globe.

The Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the School of Medicine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is harnessing basic knowledge of microbiology and immunology to develop newer diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for chronic human diseases. Additionally, we are committed to provide an outstanding education and training experience for health professionals in the disciplines of microbiology and immunology. We will provide a unique platform for innovation, creativity and excellence in basic, translational and applied research. Our initiatives will help promote the local workforce in the Rio Grande Valley region dedicated to biomedical research and health care to transform the lives of patients. Our vision is to become one of the premier nationally and internationally recognized department for excellence in biomedical education and research.

We look forward to welcoming you and invite you to visit our Department and Cancer Immunology Institute website as we continue to build the future in microbiology and immunology to advance the health care needs of the Rio Grande Valley community.

Subhash C. Chauhan, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine