The Division of Molecular Microbiology conducts basic and applied research related to bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases that are of major public health concern. Our research is focused to two broad areas:

  • Understanding the fundamental principles of microbial pathogenesis.
  • Development of next-generation antimicrobial drugs.

Our major topics of interest include HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, enteric diseases, toxins, and diagnostics. Student training and development are integral components of faculty research.

Division Faculty

Dr. Taj Azarian Assistant Professor
LOCATION:BMS 137C
Dr. Debopam Chakrabarti Professor & Molecular Microbiology Division Head
LOCATION:Biomedical Research Annex (BRA) 140
Dr. Amy Cole Research Associate Professor
LOCATION:BMS 236
Dr. Sean D. Moore Associate Professor
LOCATION:BMS 336A
Dr. Saleh A. Naser Associate Director, Graduate Affairs & Professor
LOCATION:BMS 136
Dr. Herve Roy Associate Professor
LOCATION:Biomedical Research Annex (BRA) 128
Dr. William T. Self Associate Director of Undergraduate Affairs & Professor of Medicine
LOCATION:BMS 124
Dr. Ken Teter Professor
LOCATION:Biomedical Research Annex (BRA) 142