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Recent Publications

An engineered chimeric toxin that cleaves activated mutant and wild-type RAS inhibits tumor growth.

Vidimar V, Beilhartz GL, Park M, Biancucci M, Kieffer MB, Gius DR, Melnyk RA, Satchell KJF.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jul 2:202000312. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2000312117. Online ahead of print.

Immunosuppressive IDO in Cancer: Mechanisms of Action, Animal Models, and Targeting Strategies.

Zhai L, et al. Among authors: Miller SD.

Front Immunol. 2020 Jun 16;11:1185. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01185. eCollection 2020.

Activation of DNA damage repair factors in HPV positive oropharyngeal cancers.

Kono T, Hoover P, Poropatich K, Paunesku T, Mittal BB, Samant S, Laimins LA.

Virology. 2020 Aug;547:27-34. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2020.05.003. Epub 2020 May 22.

The crystal structure of nsp10-nsp16 heterodimer from SARS-CoV-2 in complex with S-adenosylmethionine.

Rosas-Lemus M, et al. Among authors: Kim Y, Satchell KJF.

Version 2. bioRxiv. 2020 Apr 26:2020.04.17.047498. doi: 10.1101/2020.04.17.047498. Preprint.

Proteomic and mechanistic dissection of the poxvirus-customized ribosome.

DiGiuseppe S, Rollins MG, Astar H, Khalatyan N, Savas JN, Walsh D.

J Cell Sci. 2020 Jul 9;134(5):jcs246603. doi: 10.1242/jcs.246603.

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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