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Mission & Goals

Our mission is to foster a creative, interdisciplinary environment that probes fundamental questions at the interface of microbes with their host and their environment, and translate new knowledge into practical therapies that benefit society. We strive to provide outstanding collaborative educational opportunities in the areas of infectious diseases, microbial pathogenesis, and immunology that improve human health globally.

Our goals are to:

•Direct interdisciplinary programs that lead to the development of top-tier researchers, whose findings will broadly impact human health.

•Use cutting-edge model infectious disease systems that will accelerate discovery of diagnostic tools, therapeutics, and vaccines that can be translated into improved personalized patient care.

•Maintain a collaborative training environment with strong mentorship that fosters intellectual creativity and instills passion in the next generation of scientists to perform cutting edge research in microbial infection and immunity.

•Be international leaders in microbiology and immunology.