Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Thomas R. Kozel Ph.D.

Welcome to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada, Reno. We are a community of 10 faculty, 30 senior scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students and 15 support staff who are actively engaged in innovative research, discovery and education.

Research in the department focuses on immunology with an emphasis on cancer biology and microbial pathogenesis with a particular interest in emerging microbial infections and biodefense.

The department has an embedded culture that values training and education, be they in a formal classroom setting for professional and graduate students, at the laboratory bench, or one-on-one instruction and mentoring. This is an exciting time in biomedical research. Immunology is paving the way for treatment of diseases as diverse as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, autoimmunity and transplantation. New microbes are being discovered, and we are finding new relationships between the microbial world and an array of human diseases.

Take the opportunity to visit our site and view our contributions and your opportunities as we build the future in microbiology and immunology.

Associate professor David AuCoin has developed a rapid diagnostic test for melioidosis, a tropical disease that kills an estimated 100,000 people each year.