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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

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

Linda van Dyk, PhD

Professor, Vice Chair

Genetic and molecular approaches to infection and pathogenesis by lymphotropic herpesviruses

Aimee Bernard, Ph.D. was promoted to the highest level within the CU Academy of Medical Educators along the Teaching Membership track! Congratulations on becoming a Legacy member!

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Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Award

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Jenna Guthmiller, PhD, assistant professor of immunology and microbiology, received the Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Award at the American Society for Virology annual meeting on June 25. The award recognizes junior investigators who have made significant contributions to the field of virology and who display exceptional promise. Her lab studies how broadly protective humoral immunity against influenza viruses develops and can be harnessed by vaccination. Her expertise has been showcased in recent news reports about avian flu, including this article in the AAMC News and this report in The Denver Post.

Gilliam Fellowships Awarded

Brittany Gomez, who is in the Immunology PhD program, and Linda van Dyk, PhD, professor and vice chair of The Department of Immunology and Microbiology have been awarded the Gilliam Fellowships by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

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Aimee Bernard, PhD wrote a response to health hacks that claim to boost the immune system. Read her article to learn about the only evidence-based and truly effective boost - vaccines!

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special guest Aimee Bernard, PhD

Jeremy Fleck, Immunology PhD student spoke with faculty member, Dr. Aimee Bernard, on episode 79 of his podcast, Flying Intuition. 

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Aimee Bernard, PhD wrote a Voices article in Immunity on AI and Immunology called, "AI and Education." 

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Immunology Microbiology (SOM)

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