The January 2023 School of Graduate Studies Student of the Month is Billy Ward in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Welcome to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Our mission is:
- To train graduate students in how to perform independent research, to interpret and communicate scientific findings, and to prepare grant proposals and scientific manuscripts.
- To educate future physicians in the disciplines of Microbiology and Immunology so that they can be prepared to provide excellent care to patients
- To discover and publicize new knowledge in the fields of Microbiology and Immunology. For more information on Department Research opportunities, click here.
- To provide service to our institution, profession, and community
Our faculty members maintain NIH-funded research programs directed at understanding important issues related to viruses, bacteria, and the immune system. We are experiencing an unprecedented expansion, including the addition of new faculty members, the doubling of our postdoctoral program, the award of more than $22.9 million by an NIH grant to establish and maintain the Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology, and the growth of our nationally recognized training program for graduate students.
The faculty members within the Department frequently have positions available for doctoral graduates with experience and training in a variety of disciplines in molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, immunology, pathogenesis, and related areas (see Faculty Listing).
RESEARCH ASSOCIATES / TECHNICIANS
The Department frequently has open positions for research associates and technical staff to assist in ongoing research in a variety of ongoing projects in molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, immunology, pathogenesis, and related areas. Research associate / technician positions that are currently available are listed with human resources for a period of seven days only.
For more information, contact the Faculty member directly, or contact the Department.
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71103
Phone: (318) 675-5750
Dr. Martin J. Sapp
Bridget E. Powell
Dr. Stanimir Ivanov
Medscape - Dr. Jeremy Kamil, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at LSUHS talks with Medscape about the importance of virology in addressing concerns over hot topic viruses.
The March Graduate Student of the Month is Julia Meyers and she is a student in the lab of Dr. Rona Scott.
The October Graduate Student of the Month is Rob Schilke. Rob works in the lab of Dr. Matthew Woolard in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. His dissertation project is titled, “Myeloid-Associated Lipin-1 regulates lipid metabolism to promote pro-resolving macrophage polarization”.
Heather Fulkerson, PhD and Sadie Rice, PhD have written and illustrated a newly published children's book called "Microbiology for Kids: From A to Z" that is available for purchase online.
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