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    An inspiring hub of biomedical discovery

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    An excellent environment for the training of the next generation of researchers.

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    THE FRONTIER OF IMMUNOLOGICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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    INNOVATING IDEAS

The department is the home for basic research in immunology and microbiology. Our mission is to advance the insights into the biology of microbes and the defense against microbial infections in order to develop future therapies for infectious, autoimmune, and malignant diseases.

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Dr. Felicia Goodrum named the 2022 Edith Sayre Auslander Emerging Visionary
Dr. Felicia Goodrum named the 2022 Edith Sayre Auslander Emerging Visionary

Dr. Felicia Goodrum named the 2022 Edith Sayre Auslander Emerging Visionary by the University of Arizona’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).


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How 'autoantibodies' could help us understand long COVID and other autoimmune diseases

Michael Kuhns, an associate professor of immunobiology at the University of Arizona who was not affiliated with the ASU study, said that having a better handle on what kinds of autoantibodies exist in healthy people may help scientists evaluate "how robust (a particular autoantibody) might be as a biomarker, even a diagnostic.”


AZ HEROES Study Receives $22M to Continue COVID-19 Research
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CDC funding will allow research on COVID-19 immunity and vaccine effectiveness to continue as new variants emerge.