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The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology has changed its name to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology after getting approval from the University Senate. The department has been home to world-class research programs in areas ranging from microbial pathogenesis, immunology and model organism genetics to cancer biology since its founding in 1970.
This name change reflects the expertise and research areas of the current faculty and the vision of the department moving forward as outlined in the strategic plan for the Renaissance School of Medicine. The goal of the department is to maintain its current and historical strengths in microbiology and host-pathogen interactions while growing in the area of immunology as it relates to infection and disease. The department’s mission is to advance knowledge of the fundamental causes, means of prevention and treatment of human diseases.
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