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Exploring host-pathogen interactions and immunological mechanisms.

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Recent Publications

Fractionating a COVID-19 Ad5-vectored vaccine improves virus-specific immunity.

Sanchez S, Palacio N, Dangi T, Ciucci T, Penaloza-MacMaster P.

Sci Immunol. 2021 Oct 14:eabi8635. doi: 10.1126/sciimmunol.abi8635. Online ahead of print.

Cross-protective immunity following coronavirus vaccination and coronavirus infection.

Dangi T, Palacio N, Sanchez S, Park M, Class J, Visvabharathy L, Ciucci T, Koralnik IJ, Richner JM, Penaloza-MacMaster P.

J Clin Invest. 2021 Oct 8:e151969. doi: 10.1172/JCI151969. Online ahead of print.

Gut epithelial IL-27 confers intestinal immunity through the induction of intraepithelial lymphocytes.

Lin CH, Chen MC, Lin LL, Christian DA, Min B, Hunter CA, Lu LF.

J Exp Med. 2021 Nov 1;218(11):e20210021. doi: 10.1084/jem.20210021. Epub 2021 Sep 23.

RAS specific protease induces irreversible growth arrest via p27 in several KRAS mutant colorectal cancer cell lines.

Stubbs CK, Biancucci M, Vidimar V, Satchell KJF.

Sci Rep. 2021 Sep 9;11(1):17925. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-97422-0.

Negative charge in the RACK1 loop broadens the translational capacity of the human ribosome.

Rollins MG, Shasmal M, Meade N, Astar H, Shen PS, Walsh D.

Cell Rep. 2021 Sep 7;36(10):109663. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109663.

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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