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Microbiology and Immunology

Meet Our Faculty

PJ Klasse

P.J. Klasse, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Research in Microbiology and Immunology

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Molecular and theoretical virologist

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News And Updates

Commentary: Stemming the Tide of Resistant Infections is Tough but Not Intractable

The COVID-19 pandemic is a striking reminder that viruses scorn borders. Disease-causing bacteria ignore borders, too—but with a difference. While...

Helping Hand

Dr. Omar Vandal, Ph.D. ’07, came to Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences determined to make a difference in the world—focusing his...


May 23, 2019 - 11:00am

Systems Biology of Microbial Physiology and Antimicrobial Resistance

Valerie de Crecy-Lagarde, PhD

Professor, University of Florida

Dept. Microbiology & Cell Science

Mining microbial genomes to discover novel enzymes, pathways and antibacterial targets

Lunch 12:15-13:15 pm

Kit Pogliano, PhD

Dean and Richard C. Atkinson Professor, UCSD

Div. Biological Sciences

Using cell biology, genetics and quantitative modeling to understand bacterial cells and accelerate drug discovery

Coffee Break 14:30-15:15

Tim van Opijnen, PhD

Associate Professor, Boston College

Dept. Biology

From detection to predicting short-and long-term infectious disease outcomes: Are personalized diagnostics and treatment strategies possible for infectious diseases?

Organizers: Kyu Rhee, Weill Department of Medicine; Dirk Schnappinger, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 

This symposium is financially supported by an unrestricted gift from Agilent Technologies. The academic activity stems from programs within the Weill Family Global Health Research Laboratories,


Rockefeller University, Weiss Bldg. Rm 301 (Entrance @ East 66th Street)

Download the Systems Biology of Microbial Physiology and Antimicrobial Resistance symposium flyer.


March 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research

Understanding the Immune System by Studying Children with Inherited Immune Deficiencies Presented by: Helen Su, MD, PhD