Gary Dunny Receives Don B. Clewell Award
Gary Dunny received the second Don B. Clewell Award at the 5th International Conference on Enterococci in Chamonix, France for his vision and leadership in the field of Enterococcal research. Congratulations, Gary!
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 2018 Regents Professorship
Distinguished McKnight Professor Marc Jenkins, Ph.D., one of the world’s most distinguished immunologists, has been named one of three recipients of a 2018 Regents Professorship. The Regents Professorship recognizes the national and international prominence of faculty members and is the University's highest recognition for faculty who have made unique contributions to the quality of the University of Minnesota through exceptional accomplishments in teaching, research and scholarship or creative work and contributions to the public good.
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.
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.
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.