Microbiology and Immunology

About Microbiology and Immunology

The Division of Microbiology and Immunology (M&I) in the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Pathology was established in the early 1970s by past chairman Ernst Eichwald, M.D. Dr. Eichwald, an internationally recognized clinician/scientist who recruited a group of faculty to Utah with shared interests in better understanding the immunological mechanisms underlying graft infection and transplantation tolerance. Shortly after its creation, the Division was granted graduate degree-granting status from the State of Utah, and continues today to provide high quality education and research experiences to qualified students seeking a Ph.D. or Masters degree in Microbiology and Immunology.

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John Weis Lab

John Weis Lab

Graduate student Yin Shen Wee in the John Weis lab studies how the mouse Ifitm proteins help regulate the immune response and block infections from viruses.

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