Be taught by experts in fields of biomedical sciences, law, and policy.

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology has more than 34 full-time and adjunct faculty, Research faculty confront the basic sciences of Virology, Mycology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Biodefense, and Science Policy. The themes of the research programs in the department are state-of-the-art and include a major emphasis in molecular biology and Biochemistry that focuses upon translational research. The research faculty is supported by grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health, DOD, and CDC.

Program Leadership

Tomoko Steen

SOM Medical Educator Track — Professor
Director, Graduate Program in Biohazadous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases; Graduate Program in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy; Senior Advisor, a government agency

Adjunct Faculty

Jean-Pierre Auffret

GUMC Adjunct — Appointment Pending

Julie Fischer Ph.D.

GUMC Adjunct — Associate Professor

Patricia Foley

GUMC Adjunct — Professor
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Jean Paul Gonzalez

GUMC Adjunct — Professor
M.D. (Internal Medicine, Emerging Diseases, Global Health, One Health); Ph.D. (Molecular Virology and Genetics); MSc Tropical Medicine; MB Systematic Microbiology

Lisa Jaeger

GUMC Adjunct — Assistant Professor

Aris Moghissi


Taylor Winkleman

GUMC Adjunct — Assistant Professor