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Microbiology and Immunology

The Microbiology and Immunology Department is a community of biologists, virologists and immunologists focused on the study of the host’s interaction with foreign genomes along with inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Researchers regularly explore the three main causes of death from infectious disease: HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. The department has a global perspective, with joint appointees conducting clinical trials in Haiti and Africa and forming international partnerships. Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and medical students can take advantage of one of seven graduate tracks, including the Program in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis. 

News

Study Reveals Functions of Proteins that Protect Chromosome Ends

December 16, 2020

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have gleaned new insights on the ways cells maintain the tips of their chromosomes, or telomeres. The findings help illuminate a wide range...
Protein Found in Aggressive Ovarian Cancers Promotes Tumor Growth by Bringing In Protective Immune Cells

December 11, 2020

Ovarian tumors can be made more sensitive to immunotherapy by blocking the recruitment of certain cells to the area surrounding the cancer, according to preclinical research by...
Commentary: Stemming the Tide of Resistant Infections is Tough but Not Intractable

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a striking reminder that viruses scorn borders.