Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology


Welcome to the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU Medicine. Our faculty, graduate students and medical students are involved in discovery-based, forward-thinking biomedical research that supports future generations of scientists, providers and health care leaders.

Our research innovations focus on areas of interest including tumor cell growth, viral and bacterial infections, the human gut microbiome and the role of immune function in reproduction and cancer.

Our department is also proud to offer the Public Health Laboratory Sciences Program. This program consists of graduate-level classroom instruction plus extensive laboratory training for a unique experience that places students on the forefront of medical and public health research.

Petri Dishes

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SIU Medicine Group to Study COVID’s Potential Effects on Alzheimer’s

Medical researchers at SIU School of Medicine’s Neuroscience Institute are studying how the novel coronavirus may accelerate the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Their data could help identify

Preparing for a Pandemic

A collaborative master’s program in public health lab science gives SIU graduate students the experience and versatility to step into vital roles in U.S. laboratories.

Aspects of a Learner - Prezley Duncan, MS

Published in Aspects Magazine, Summer 2018, Vol 41-3

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