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Recent Publications

HIV-1 capsid exploitation of the host microtubule cytoskeleton during early infection.

Naghavi MH.

Retrovirology. 2021 Jul 6;18(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s12977-021-00563-3.

Probing the SAM Binding Site of SARS-CoV-2 Nsp14 In Vitro Using SAM Competitive Inhibitors Guides Developing Selective Bisubstrate Inhibitors.

Devkota K, Schapira M, Perveen S, Khalili Yazdi A, Li F, Chau I, Ghiabi P, Hajian T, Loppnau P, Bolotokova A, Satchell KJF, Wang K, Li D, Liu J, Smil D, Luo M, Jin J, Fish PV, Brown PJ, Vedadi M.

SLAS Discov. 2021 Jul 1:24725552211026261. doi: 10.1177/24725552211026261. Online ahead of print.

Human cytomegalovirus exploits TACC3 to control microtubule dynamics and late stages of infection.

Furey C, Astar H, Walsh D.

J Virol. 2021 Jun 30:JVI0082121. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00821-21. Online ahead of print.

Effectors of the Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Type IV Secretion System Mediate Killing of Clinical Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Nas MY, Gabell J, Cianciotto NP.

mBio. 2021 Jun 29;12(3):e0150221. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01502-21. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

What We Do

Welcome to the Department of Microbiology-Immunology, a basic science department at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our dedicated faculty are experts in the areas of bacteriology, virology and immunology and guide the training of our students and postdoctoral fellows. Learn more below.


We examine pathogen-host cell interactions and dissect the molecular mechanisms involved in regulation of the immune response. 


Our faculty members also teach undergraduate, graduate and medical students at Northwestern University and Feinberg.

Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases

CSGID is a consortium of laboratories using state-of-the-art, high-throughput structural biology methods to determine the three-dimensional structures of protein targets from pathogens in the NIAID Category A-C priority lists and organisms causing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.


Basic Science Administration

Our department is supported by the Basic Science Administration group. The team provides assistance related to research and financial administration, professional affairs, facilities and communications.


Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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