• 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.

  • Marc Jenkins receives the 2017 Carole J. Bland Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

    Marc Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished McKnight Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Director of the Center for Immunology, was awarded a 2017 Carole J. Bland Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.  This award was established in Dr. Bland's memory and is presented to faculty who have served as an outstanding mentor to other faculty and exemplifies her gift and passion for mentoring other faculty.  Congratulations Marc!

  • Microbiology Research Facility

    The new building is located to the north of the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, and is 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.

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.

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Learn more about our commitment to research ethics