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Microbiology/Immunology Interest Group

Microbiology and Immunology are disciplines with great impact on human biology and health which are well represented by the Microbiology and Immunology Interest Group.  These programs are enhanced by a community approach that promotes interactions between clinician scientists and investigators studying basic questions in immunology and host-pathogen interactions. The following areas are emphasized:

  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Genetic regulation of immune responses
  • Viral pathogenesis including HIV
  • Cell biology of intracellular pathogens
  • MHC class I and II antigen presentation and trafficking
  • Genetics of prokaryotic pathogens.
  • Fungal pathogenesis
  • Allergic responses

Lane Cover

Lane Lab article selected as July 2018 European Journal of Immunology cover

Several Formats for Intellectual Exchange Included:

  • The Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series
  • The Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant
  • The Membrane Trafficking Interest Group


Faculty/Laboratory Participants

Faculty members of the Microbiology/Immunology Interest Group are located throughout the campus:  Each member of the MBP is affiliated with a University of Utah department, and these departments occupy space in several buildings on campus: Biology - Life Science, South Biology, and Aline W. Skaggs Buildings; Biochemistry - Medical Center and Emma Eccles Jones Building; Human Genetics - Eccles Institute of Human Genetics;Neurobiology & Anatomy - Wintrobe Building; Oncological Sciences - Medical Center and Huntsman Cancer Institute; Pathology - Medical Center and the Emma Eccles Jones Building.

Use this map, to see where these departments are located.


Last Updated: 5/5/21