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Welcome to the Department of Immunology & Microbiology

To stimulate leading-edge research and scientific training in a diverse and welcoming community. We focus our collective expertise on fundamental mechanisms in immunity and infection, and work together to transform the power of scientific discovery into novel therapies for infectious diseases, autoimmunity and cancer.  

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Leslie Berg, PhD

Professor, Chair
T cell activation, differentiation, and responses to infection and how these processes are regulated by T cell antigen receptor signaling

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Linda van Dyk, PhD

Professor, Vice Chair

Genetic and molecular approaches to infection and pathogenesis by lymphotropic herpesviruses

Department News

The Office of Research Education is continuing its partnership with the Tattered Cover Book Store to provide talks on the basic science featured in current books. The next event, at 6 p.m Thursday, January 26, will feature Aimee Bernard, PhD, assistant professor of immunology and microbiology, and Gabriella Albert and Marina Good, two PhD students in the Office of Research Education’s Immunology Program. Aimee, Gabi, and Marina will lead a session, “Your Shot at Protection: How Vaccines Train the Immune System to Fight Disease.” They will present a primer on the science and take questions from the audience. This outreach program features our exceptional students and faculty and makes stronger connections with the community we serve. Many thanks to the Tattered Cover for hosting the event at their store at 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Also, thanks to the Office of Research Education for creating this collaboration with one of Denver’s leading cultural institutions.

A paper by Breck Duerkop, PhD's group and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh was covered in a recent article in Wired magazine.

Jeremy Fleck, Immunology PhD student spoke with faculty member, Dr. Raul Torres, on episode 74 of his podcast, Flying Intuition. Learn about Raul's path into science and support Jeremy by giving it a listen!

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Aimee Bernard, PhD was interviewed alongside Akiko Iwasaki on 'The Immunology Podcast' about 'Public Outreach'

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Article by Leslie J. Berg, PhD featured in Open Access Government January 2024: Understanding T lymphocytes inner workings to harness therapeutic potential

Patten-Davis Funds awarded to Curtis Henry, PhD


AAI award to Mike Schurr, PhD as CO-PI


Alex Horswill, PhD given VA Merit award


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Elena Hsieh, MD had one of her images selected for the cover of Journal of Experimental Medicine Vol. 221, Issue 1


Elena Hsieh, MD is now an Associate Editorial Board member for the Journal of Experimental Medicine 

READ IT HERE


Garima Arya, a postdoc in Breck Duerkop, PhD’s Lab, received an American Heart Association Fellowship.


A manuscript co-led by Chuangqi Wang, PhD titled "Age and sex influence antibody profiles associated with tuberculosis progression", was recently accepted by Nature Microbiology

 


Marina Good, a 2nd year Immunology PhD student in the Guthmiller lab, received a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.

 


Jenna Guthmiller, PhD received the “Rising Star Research Award” for the 2023-2024 CU Anschutz Research Award Program.

Immunology Microbiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research I North

12800 East 19th Avenue

Mail Stop 8333

Aurora, CO 80045

303-724-4224


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