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Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology

LSU School of Medicine
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA  70112
Phone: (504) 568-4062
Fax: (504) 568-2918
 
Please click here for adminstrative information.

Microbiology Employee Listing

Students

Seven MIP students graduated at the May commencement.  Patricia Dehon Mott, Rafiq un Nabi, Spencer Robichaux and Shardulendra Sherchand graduated with their PhD degrees.  Ferdous Kadri, Valarie McMurtry, and Whitney Nichols, formerly PhD graduates in MIP, were awarded their MD degrees.

Click here for a picture of our May 2017 commencement.

Upcoming Events

MIP SEMINAR SERIES: 

Our Spring 2017 Seminar Series starts Monday, February 6th.

Click here for a list of seminar speakers.

For more information,
please contact Dr. Ben Kelly
or Tammy Waltz.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Louisiana Vaccine Center

For more information,
click here or contact


Tammy Waltz at
(504) 568-4064 or twaltz@lsuhsc.edu

Welcome to the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology.

It's an exciting time to be involved in the study of microorganisms and their interactions with human and animal hosts.  Recent advances in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genomics have provided tantalizing glimpses into the biology of these 'bugs'.  Important questions are currently being addressed, including how they cause disease and the influence of our own microbiota on the disease process, how the immune system has evolved to deal with the threat that they pose, and how, in turn, microorganisms have evolved complex survival strategies in the face of our host defenses.  The recent outbreaks of Zika virus in Brazil and Ebola virus in West Africa, along with the ongoing problems of influenza virus, methicillin-resistant 'superbugs' (MRSA), HIV/AIDS, drug-resistant TB, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and serious fungal infections, among others, constantly remind us of the dynamic nature of our field.

Faculty in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (MIP) direct translational research programs in immunology, virology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology, linking basic and clinical sciences within the Health Sciences Center and with researchers at other campuses.  The Department provides a strongly interactive environment that has underpinned the development of several new interdisciplinary research and development programs with funding from the National Institutes of Health, Private Foundations and Industry.  Our recent State-funded initiatives include the Louisiana Vaccine Center, established in collaboration with colleagues from Tulane and Xavier University with the aims of promoting vaccine-related research and the development of new vaccines and therapies for infectious disease and promoting linkages with biotechnology.  Our faculty have also forged strong ties with related programs at the LSUHSC Stanley Scott Cancer Center, the School of Dentistry and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

Each of these initiatives underpins a dynamic and integrated education program in MIP, that includes mentoring and career development of postgraduate students and postdoctoral trainees from Louisiana, across the United States, and around the globe.  Students pursuing PhD or MD/PhD degrees in our graduate program are mentored by an accomplished and dedicated faculty and are supported by state-of-the-art research facilities and core laboratories in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, genetic vaccine development, flow cytometry, molecular interaction, and morphology and imaging.

Please contact us if you are interested in further information concerning any aspect of our research and education programs.

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Alistair Ramsay, Ph.D.
G. John Buddingh Professor of Microbiology

Department Head, Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology

Director, Louisiana Vaccine Center