The Microbiology department harbors a collaborative scientific community whose members share a passion for microbes and scientific exploration. We are uncovering the mechanisms used by diverse microbes to survive in nature and to interact with host organisms. Our research ranges from understanding fundamental biological mechanisms to addressing specific infectious disease challenges that are critical for human health.
Jonathan Abraham's work on viral entry into diverse hosts using conserved receptors is highlighted in Harvard Magazine
See also "VLDLR and ApoER2 are receptors for multiple alphaviruses" in Nature Magazine
Congratulations to Lee Gehrke - Newly elected Fellow into the American Academy of Microbiology