Welcome!

Imagine reading a good book that you want never to end and, to your delight, it never does. Similarly, in your career as a scientist, although a given problem may be solved, the excitement of discovery goes on. Basic science seeks to understand nature. It is a continual process with the depth of discovery defined by your own depth of curiosity. Continue reading a welcome from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Chair, Dr. Katherine Knight.

News, Publications and Awards

Recent news and awards from the Micro/Immuno Department at Loyola's Health Science Campus: 

  • Dr. Yee Ling Wu has been awarded an NIH grant titled "Development of B cell memory in allergic asthma"
  • Dr. Alan Wolfe has been awarded an NIH grant titled "A Microbial Model for the Formation of Calcium Oxalate and Calcium Phosphate Stones"
  • Dr. Makio Iwashima has been awarded an NIH grant titled "Function of Siglec 5 in T cell activation"
  • Vincent Mastrodomenico of the Mounce lab publishes in ACS Infectious Diseases - read it here
  • Cesar Montelongo of the Wolfe lab publishes in Microbiology Spectrum - read it here
  • Prerana Shrestha of the Visick Lab publishes in Journal of Bacteriology - read it here
  • Shuchen Fang of the Baker Lab publishes in Viruses - read it here
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ameera Bukhari of the Knight Lab, who defended her PhD thesis on June 21st
  • Natalie LoMascolo of the Mounce Lab publishes in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - read it here
  • Congratulations to Dr. Mai Nguyen of the Osipo and Knight Labs, who defended her PhD thesis on June 17th
  • Congratulations to Natalie LoMascolo of the Mounce Lab, who defended her MS thesis on June 10th
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jesus Zamora-Pineda of the Knight Lab, who defended his PhD thesis on June 8th
  • Congratulations to Dr. Omar Abdel-Rahim of the Wolfe Lab, who defended his PhD thesis on June 3rd

Learn more about news and awards from Loyola University Chicago's Department of Microbiology of Immunology.

We're Hiring!

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is recruiting new faculty in the areas of bacteriology and immunology, as well as many positions at all levels. If you are interested in a career with Loyola University Chicago's Microbiology and Immunology Department, visit our careers page.

We Care About Diversity

Science benefits from ideas when we’re all included and feel valued. The laboratory is a space for ideas to come to life, and bringing diverse minds to these spaces is critical for supporting the future of science. Though we all can bring wonderful ideas to the forefront and contribute to the scientific endeavor, some have had an easier path than others. Making this path open to everyone is our goal. We in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the basic sciences by recruiting diverse voices, providing support for these voices, engaging our community in science, and reflecting on the errors of the past to correct for the future. Through this we hope to foster a vibrant community of scientists.