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.

Petri Dishes

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Raj @ 3-Minute Thesis

Pharmacology grad student wins SIU 3-Minute Thesis competition

A trio of School of Medicine graduate students put their presentation skills to the test at the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on the Carbondale campus February 2. They summarized their research in 3 minutes or less using a single PowerPoint slide.
Himilayas at night

SIU grad student completes Mt. Everest base camp trek

Rajaram Kshetri, a PhD student in the Richardson Lab at SIU School of Medicine, successfully completed a trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp in December 2023.

Simmons Cancer Institute accepting research internship applications

Applications for the 2024 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine are being accepted through February 26. Four positions will be awarded on a competitive basis to qualified undergraduate college students who plan a career in medicine or research with a focus on cancer.

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