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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.

News

Buildup in Brain Presents New Target to Reduce Dementia Risk from Stroke
Kristian Doyle, PhD
Buildup in Brain Presents New Target to Reduce Dementia Risk from Stroke

Most stroke research focuses on the first few hours, when the brain is deprived of its blood supply and cells start dying. In contrast, Dr. Doyle focuses on the weeks and months after a stroke, leading him into largely uncharted territory.


Do vaccines work against omicron? Lab studies are coming, but won't tell whole story.
Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya
Do vaccines work against omicron? Lab studies are coming, but won't tell whole story.

Lab findings will be among the first tangible results on the omicron variant, but they'll just be one part of the puzzle.


Improving Health and Wellness Begins with Basic Science
Dr. Michael Kuhns
Improving Health and Wellness Begins with Basic Science

A key contingent at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, basic scientists are undaunted by setbacks, a critical trait for making discoveries.