OUR DEPARTMENT

The inhabitants of Earth are mostly microbes, and their activities are central to human welfare. Microbes can cause disease, but a properly functioning microbiome is essential for health. Microbes spoil food, but drive many forms of food production. Microbes mediate organismic decay, but catalyze numerous geochemical processes essential for life on Earth.

Research in the Penn Microbiology Department focuses on infectious agents that threaten global health, with an emphasis on understanding molecular mechanisms and developing key new methods. Areas of focus include pathogenic bacteria of the airway and gut, HIV/AIDS, insect- and rodent-borne viruses, herpes viruses, papillomaviruses, emerging infectious diseases and the human microbiome. On the host side, faculty study many areas of immunology related to infection, including innate and adaptive immunity, tumor immunology and vaccine development.

NEWS

Joel Embiid working with 76ers ownership to get antibody tests for health care workers - via @ESPN App http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28990034/joel-embiid-working-76ers-ownership-get-antibody-tests-health-care-workers

Paul Bates, PhD, Professor of Microbiology @PennMicro, explains #coronavirus viral entry. Pseudotype and recombinant VSV experiments inform understanding of #SARSCoV2 entry and neutralizing antibodies! #coronavirus #COVID19

We are so grateful for @JoelEmbiid and @sixers support.
Unbelievably grateful.
#PhilaUnite
76ers Donate to Fight COVID19 https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2020/april/76ers-donate-to-fight-covid19 via @PennMedicine

Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pediatrics at @uihealthcare, gives a history of coronaviruses, including MERS-CoV. How can our understanding of previous outbreaks help our fight against novel #coronavirus #COVID19 #SARSCoV2?

@UPennBGSA & other student groups have agreed to deploy their unused funds to support technology expenses incurred by full-time graduate students as a result of disruptions to the Spring 2020 semester. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 20 at 5PM ET:

https://gsc.upenn.edu/technology-grants

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EVENTS

***All Seminars have been cancelled for Spring Semester 2020.***
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Prokaryotic Seminar
Monday, x/x/20, 4pm, 209 Johnson Pavilion
Person, PhD :: Place

Virology Seminar
Tuesday, x/x/20, 12pm, 209 Johnson Pavilion
Person,  ( Lab)

Microbiology Seminar
Wednesday, x/x/20, 12pm, CRB Auditorium
Person :: Place
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