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Microbiology & Immunology

Welcome to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

The vision of our department is to be recognized as a national and international leader in our research and educational programs. Our initiatives include new therapeutic approaches to the treatment of a variety of human diseases, including autoimmunity, infectious diseases, and cancer.

The mission of Department of Microbiology and Immunology to advance science with the goal of preventing, treating and curing disease. We conduct groundbreaking biomedical and clinical research, leading to the discovery and development of treatments for global human health improvement.

Our department focuses on four areas of research and teaching excellence: host-pathogen interactions, immunology of infectious diseases and cancer, lymphocyte biology, and microbial pathogenesis. We participate in the training and education of students in the Masters and PhD Programs of the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, in the College of Pharmacy, and in the MD and MD/PhD Program of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Through interactions with clinical departments and institutes and centers at and outside of the University, the Department aims to translate its discoveries towards the development of novel therapies and diagnostics. Please visit our other web pages for more information on our research and education.