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Recent Publications

B cell-derived IL-27 promotes control of persistent LCMV infection.

Pratumchai I, Zak J, Huang Z, Min B, Oldstone MBA, Teijaro JR.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Jan 18;119(3):e2116741119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2116741119.

Tolerogenic Delivery of a Hybrid Insulin Peptide Markedly Prolongs Islet Graft Survival in the Non-Obese Diabetic (NOD) Mouse.

Jamison BL, DiLisio JE, Beard KS, Neef T, Bradley B, Goodman J, Gill RG, Miller SD, Baker RL, Haskins K.

Diabetes. 2022 Jan 7:db201170. doi: 10.2337/db20-1170. Online ahead of print.

Can Immune Tolerance Be Re-established in Neuromyelitis Optica?

Loda E, Arellano G, Perez-Giraldo G, Miller SD, Balabanov R.

Front Neurol. 2021 Dec 20;12:783304. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.783304. eCollection 2021.

Tolerance Induced by Antigen-Loaded PLG Nanoparticles Affects the Phenotype and Trafficking of Transgenic CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells.

Neef T, Ifergan I, Beddow S, Penaloza-MacMaster P, Haskins K, Shea LD, Podojil JR, Miller SD.

Cells. 2021 Dec 7;10(12):3445. doi: 10.3390/cells10123445.

The Astrocyte Type I Interferon Response is Essential for Protection Against Herpes Simplex Encephalitis.

Hayes CK, Giraldo D, Wilcox DR, Longnecker R.

J Virol. 2021 Dec 8:JVI0178321. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01783-21. 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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