Microbiology and Immunology are disciplines with great impact on human biology and health which are well represented by the Microbiology and Immunology Interest Group. These programs are enhanced by a community approach that promotes interactions between clinician scientists and investigators studying basic questions in immunology and host-pathogen interactions. The following areas are emphasized:
- Host-pathogen interactions
- Emerging infectious diseases
- Genetic regulation of immune responses
- Viral pathogenesis including HIV
- Cell biology of intracellular pathogens
- MHC class I and II antigen presentation and trafficking
- Genetics of prokaryotic pathogens.
- Fungal pathogenesis
- Allergic responses
Several Formats for Intellectual Exchange Included:
- The Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series
- The Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant
- The Membrane Trafficking Interest Group
Faculty members of the Microbiology/Immunology Interest Group are located throughout the campus: Each member of the MBP is affiliated with a University of Utah department, and these departments occupy space in several buildings on campus: Biology - Life Science, South Biology, and Aline W. Skaggs Buildings; Biochemistry - Medical Center and Emma Eccles Jones Building; Human Genetics - Eccles Institute of Human Genetics;Neurobiology & Anatomy - Wintrobe Building; Oncological Sciences - Medical Center and Huntsman Cancer Institute; Pathology - Medical Center and the Emma Eccles Jones Building.
Use this map, to see where these departments are located.