• The view from an office

    A view from a faculty office in the new Microbiology Research Facility overlooking a shared rooftop courtyard behind the Wallin Medical Biosciences building.

  • Microbiology Research Facility lab space

    Lab space in the new Microbiology Research Facility has four floors of large shared laboratory spaces to enhance collaboration among our Microbiology and Immunology researchers.

  • Microbiology Research Facility opening soon

    The new building is located to the north of the just-opened Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, and will be the final addition to the Biomedical Discovery District.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a community of scholars committed to discovering and disseminating knowledge about the microbial world. Our faculty's interests and expertise encompass some of the most exciting areas of contemporary microbiology and immunology, ranging from the physiology and development of microorganisms to the molecular pathogenesis of infections.

  • Ashley Haase, MD

    Regents' Professor and Head

  • Jeffrey Gralnick, PhD

    Associate Professor

  • Education

    Students here have an opportunity to become junior colleagues with our faculty and engage in a collective effort to research the enigmas of modern biology and, in that pursuit, learn the technologies that have emerged in the past decade. Our faculty is dedicated to providing a unified body of knowledge, stimulating curiosity about the enduring questions in microbiology and immunology, and addressing these issues through joint research projects.

    New building

    The new building is located to the north of the just-opened Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, and is the final addition to the Biomedical Discovery District.

    Lectureship Series

    Winford P. Larson was appointed as the first head of the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology in 1919 and served in that capacity for 29 years. During his long tenure, Larson built a distinguished department that ranked nationally just behind the departments at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. In 1996, through a generous gift from Dr. Larson's daughter, Lorna Larson Ordal, the department was able to establish the Winford P. Larson Lectureship Series.