Exploring host-pathogen interactions and immunological mechanisms.

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Recent Publications

Glucocorticoids, Their Uses, Sexual Dimorphisms, and Diseases: New Concepts, Mechanisms, and Discoveries.

Martinez GJ, Appleton M, Kipp ZA, Loria AS, Min B, Hinds TD Jr.

Physiol Rev. 2023 Sep 21. doi: 10.1152/physrev.00021.2023. Online ahead of print.

Discovery of a Druggable, Cryptic Pocket in SARS-CoV-2 nsp16 Using Allosteric Inhibitors.

Inniss NL, Kozic J, Li F, Rosas-Lemus M, Minasov G, Rybáček J, Zhu Y, Pohl R, Shuvalova L, Rulíšek L, Brunzelle JS, Bednárová L, Štefek M, Kormaník JM, Andris E, Šebestík J, Li ASM, Brown PJ, Schmitz U, Saikatendu K, Chang E, Nencka R, Vedadi M, Satchell KJF.

ACS Infect Dis. 2023 Sep 20. doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.3c00203. Online ahead of print.

Corrigendum: Neuro-PASC is characterized by enhanced CD4+ and diminished CD8+ T cell responses to SARSCoV-2 Nucleocapsid protein.

Visvabharathy L, Hanson BA, Orban ZS, Lim PH, Palacio NM, Jimenez M, Clark JR, Graham EL, Liotta EM, Tachas G, Penaloza-MacMaster P, Koralnik IJ.

Front Immunol. 2023 Aug 24;14:1275925. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2023.1275925. eCollection 2023.

Sclerotherapy, cryoablation, and surgical fixation of an intraosseous tibial venous malformation.

Brown MA, Brown MJ, Gowda K, Webber N, Gueyikian S.

Radiol Case Rep. 2023 Aug 25;18(11):3831-3836. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2023.08.048. eCollection 2023 Nov.

p53-dependent R-loop formation and HPV pathogenesis.

Templeton CW, Laimins LA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 Aug 29;120(35):e2305907120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2305907120. Epub 2023 Aug 23.

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 Biology of Infectious Diseases

The Center for Structural Biology of Infectious Diseases (CSBID) 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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