Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Message from the Chair
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) is ranked among the top 10 Microbiology departments in the country. We are proud of our internationally recognized faculty—whose research funding, in total, is among the highest in the nation; and whose research spans the disciplines of structural biology, cell biology, bacterial physiology, bacterial development and gene regulation, bacterial pathogenesis, virology and viral pathogenesis, molecular and cellular parasitology, immunology, molecular genetics, stem cell biology, cancer biology, and computational biology. We leverage this scientific diversity—along with our partnerships with other institutes, centers and departments at UCLA—to further cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and enrich teaching. Take some time to explore the MIMG website to learn more about our department.
M. Philip Davis Chair in Microbiology and Immunology
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics