Research

micro research

Research is a primary mission of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Through externally and internally funded leading-edge research initiatives and collaborative partnerships, our faculty, students and research staff are expanding our understanding of microorganisms, disease, and the immune response. Microbiology and immunology provide the building blocks for the treatment of infections and other diseases.

2018 RESEARCH STATISTICS

  • 43 PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
  • 15 NIH-FUNDED PROJECTS
  • $7.1M TOTAL EXTERNAL FUNDING
  • 1 HHMI FACULTY SCHOLAR

Recent Publications

Nelson, C., L.J. Mills, J.L. McCurtain, E.A. Thompson, D.M. Seelig, S. Bhela, C.F. Quarnstrom, B.T. Fife, and V. Vezys. Reprogramming responsiveness to checkpoint blockade in dysfunctional CD8 T cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116(7): 2640-2645; 2019.

Elliott, S.R., D.W. White, and A.D. Tischler. Mycobacterium tuberculosis requires regulation of ESX-5 secretion for virulence in Irgm1-deficient mice. Infect. Immun. 87(2): DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00660-18

Kotov, J.A., and M.K. Jenkins. Cutting edge: T cell-dependent plasmablasts form in the absence of single differentiated CD4+ T cell subsets. J. Immunol. 202(2): 401-405; 2019.

Kotov, D.I., T. Pengo, J.S. Mitchell, M.J. Gastinger, and M.K. Jenkins. Chrysalis: a new method for high-throughput histocytometry analysis of images and movies. J. Immunol. 202(1): 300-308; 2019.

Fay. E.J., S.L. Aron, I.A. Stone, B.M. Waring, R.K. Plemper, and R.A. Langlois. Engineered small-molecule control of influenza A virus replication. J. Virol. 93(1): e01677-18; 2019.

Research Ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Commitment to Research Ethics