he mission of the Department of Molecular Microbiology is to provide an outstanding scientific environment for scientists interested in all aspects involving the roles of microbes in biology.
We are particularly interested in questions in microbial pathogenesis, the study of how microbes intereact with their hosts in ways that both cause or avoid disease, and how this knowledge can be used to improve human health and conrol infectious diseases. The collaborative and collegial nature of Microbiology is well suited for the similarly-minded research environment of Washington University, and we strive to bring cutting-edge methods from all disciplines and medical sciences across the University to bear on these questions.
As a department, we take great pride in the training of the next generation of scientists, including students and postdoctoral follows, and mentoring the careers of faculty as they emerge as scientific leaders.
Kline KA, Schwartz DJ, Gilbert NM, Lewis AL. Impact of host age and parity on susceptibility to severe urinary tract infection in a murine model. PLoS One. 2014 May 16;9(5):e97798.
July 22, 2014: Department of Molecular Microbiology Fellowships for 2015 announced. Read More
July 16, 2014: Scientists find way to trap, kill malaria parasite. Read article and hear audio