Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology: Research Topics

Immunology

The immune system is continuously adapting to defend the host against invading pathogens.

In parallel, microorganisms evolve to paralyze the immune response, leading to a race between microbe (virulence) and immune system (resistance). Despite major efforts, numerous viruses and bacteria continue to affect the lives of millions of people globally. The immunologists in the Molecular Biology section study the development and function of both the innate and adaptive immune system with a particular emphasis on the cellular and molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions.

Questions?

For more information, please contact:

MB Section Chair

Ananda Goldrath

Chair's Assistant

Joanna Dunn
(858) 534-0508
jfdunn@ucsd.edu