Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Department Administration

Department Chair:
Jeremy M. Boss, PhD
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Department Administrator:
Matthew Kroll
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Program Coordinator:
Jenny O'Neil
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Administrative Assistant:
Rebecca Masel
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Communications Manager/Web Developer:
Harriet Moore
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Dir, Development:
Shawn Stern
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Faculty News, Awards, and Publications

September 2021: Congratulations to Luisa Cervantes-Barragan for her R01 grant, “Role of Dietary Fiber-Microbiota Interactions in the development and function of small intestinal T cells”.

September 2021: Congratulations to Chaoran Li for his R01 grant, “Cytokine and Metabolic Regulation of Adipose-tissue Tregs”.

July 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Bill Shafer for the 5-year renewal of his T32 training grant, "Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery Training Program". 

June 2020: Dr. Phil Rather received a VA Merit Review award, “Manipulating a virulence switch to combat Acinetobacter baumannii infections;” and an MP3 grant, “Characterizing the molecular regulation of Acinetobacter baumannii phenotypes to understand its spread dynamics in a host community.”

Events and Seminars

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