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Recent Publications

Druggable host gene dependencies in primary effusion lymphoma.

Kuehnle N, Gottwein E.

Curr Opin Virol. 2022 Sep 28;56:101270. doi: 10.1016/j.coviro.2022.101270. Online ahead of print.

Genetic Divergence of Vibrio vulnificus Clinical Isolates with Mild to Severe Outcomes.

Kling K, Trinh SA, Leyn SA, Rodionov DA, Rodionov ID, Herrera A, Cervantes K, Pankey G, Ashcraft D, Ozer EA, Godzik A, Satchell KJF.

mBio. 2022 Sep 28:e0150022. doi: 10.1128/mbio.01500-22. Online ahead of print.

Functional and Structural Characterization of OXA-935, a Novel OXA-10-Family β-Lactamase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Pincus NB, Rosas-Lemus M, Gatesy SWM, Bertucci HK, Brunzelle JS, Minasov G, Shuvalova LA, Lebrun-Corbin M, Satchell KJF, Ozer EA, Hauser AR, Bachta KER.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2022 Sep 21:e0098522. doi: 10.1128/aac.00985-22. Online ahead of print.

Bidirectional sequestration between a bacterial hibernation factor and a glutamate metabolizing protein.

Ranava D, Scheidler CM, Pfanzelt M, Fiedler M, Sieber SA, Schneider S, Yap MF.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Sep 27;119(39):e2207257119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2207257119. Epub 2022 Sep 19.

RACK1 Regulates Poxvirus Protein Synthesis Independently of Its Role in Ribosome-Based Stress Signaling.

Park C, Walsh D.

J Virol. 2022 Sep 28;96(18):e0109322. doi: 10.1128/jvi.01093-22. Epub 2022 Sep 13.

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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