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Recent Publications

METTL14-dependent m6A modification controls iNKT cell development and function.

Cao L, Morgun E, Genardi S, Visvabharathy L, Cui Y, Huang H, Wang CR.

Cell Rep. 2022 Aug 2;40(5):111156. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111156.

Single-cell and spatial mapping Identify cell types and signaling Networks in the human ureter.

Fink EE, Sona S, Tran U, Desprez PE, Bradley M, Qiu H, Eltemamy M, Wee A, Wolkov M, Nicolas M, Min B, Haber GP, Wessely O, Lee BH, Ting AH.

Dev Cell. 2022 Jul 31:S1534-5807(22)00493-2. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2022.07.004. Online ahead of print.

Human papillomaviruses sensitize cells to DNA damage induced apoptosis by targeting the innate immune sensor cGAS.

Gusho E, Laimins LA.

PLoS Pathog. 2022 Jul 25;18(7):e1010725. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010725. eCollection 2022 Jul.

Repurposing the cardiac glycoside digoxin to stimulate myelin regeneration in chemically-induced and immune-mediated mouse models of multiple sclerosis.

Titus HE, Xu H, Robinson AP, Patel PA, Chen Y, Fantini D, Eaton V, Karl M, Garrison ED, Rose IVL, Chiang MY, Podojil JR, Balabanov R, Liddelow SA, Miller RH, Popko B, Miller SD.

Glia. 2022 Jul 9. doi: 10.1002/glia.24231. Online ahead of print.

The mTORC1-SLC4A7 axis stimulates bicarbonate import to enhance de novo nucleotide synthesis.

Ali ES, LipoĊ„ska A, O'Hara BP, Amici DR, Torno MD, Gao P, Asara JM, Yap MF, Mendillo ML, Ben-Sahra I.

Mol Cell. 2022 Jun 24:S1097-2765(22)00544-5. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2022.06.008. Online ahead of print.

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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