In the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, research is at the core of what we do.

From bench to bedside, we strive to advance scientific understanding. Whether investigating how microbes cause disease, exploring the intricacies of the immune system or developing new cancer treatments, our dedicated and curious researchers are at the forefront of discoveries that improve health care for humanity. 

Research Groups

Microbial Pathogenesis, Genomics and Translational Science

  • Host-pathogen interactions and molecular pathogenesis
  • Arthropod-borne diseases
  • Bacterial vaccine development and diagnostics
  • Human microbiome science and microbial genomics

Labs and Facilities

As members of the broader VCU research community, students, faculty and trainees in the department have access to state-of-the-art facilities across the MCV Campus.

Learn more about core laboratories and other resources ❯

Graduate Programs

In a collaborative and supportive environment, our students and trainees work alongside faculty to conduct basic science and translational research across a broad spectrum of interests within microbiology and immunology.

Explore our graduate programs ❯