Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Data Center Description
Within the John Hopkins Molecular Microbiology and Immunology department molecular microbiology and immunology integrates many disciplines (biochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular biology, immunology,ecology structural biology) concerned with the study of the transmission, immunobiology, and pathogenesis of bacterial, parasitic, viral, and immunological diseases of public health importance. Research is at the population, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels. The central premise of this broad approach to the study of disease is that public health problems can best be addressed by understanding basic biological mechanisms. Our research aims to advance the understanding of the biology of disease and to use this knowledge to solve public health problems. Research takes place in the laboratory, in the clinic, and in the field, as the faculty works to combat such enormous public health problems as malaria, sexually transmitted diseases, mosquito-borne encephalitis, tuberculosis, diarrhea, measles, AIDS, and autoimmune diseases.