Division of 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, MD. 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 PhD or master’s degree in microbiology and immunology. The Division of M&I is under the direction of the Division Head Brian Evavold, PhD. 

Research Showcase

New metabolic function identified for the tumor suppressor BRCA1
Research
Jan 19, 2018

New metabolic function identified for the tumor suppressor BRCA1

Investigators from the Department of Pathology, in collaboration with a group at Ohio State University, have shown that BRCA1—a well-known gene which when inherited in mutant form can pre-dispose individuals to breast and ovarian cancer—promotes a form of metabolism associated with more differentiated and noncancerous cells.... Read More

Pathology
Ryan O'Connell Awarded Highly Competitive Grant
Research
Sep 01, 2017

Ryan O'Connell Awarded Highly Competitive Grant

Ryan O’Connell has received a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scholar Award, which is a highly competitive 5-year grant given to mid-career faculty who are making ground breaking discoveries in the field of leukemia and lymphoma research. ... Read More

Pathology

Upcoming Events

View Calendar