The MMBIO department has a number of faculty-led research labs that head new discoveries in their respective fields. They also employ students, allowing them to get experience while still in their undergraduate career. Click on any of the labs to the right to learn more about them.
We work with mice to study viral disease and virus replication. We are also researching viruses that kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a new way to control these infections.
We study bacteriophages—viruses that infect and kill bacteria—in order to learn how to treat disease in plants and animals.
We study the nBMP2 protein's function in muscle, immune, and neurological function. We also study the gut microbiota's impact on neuropsychological conditions such as autism, addiction, and anxiety.
We work with honeybees and phages to make a new, non-antibiotic treatment to stop a bacterial infection that kills bees.
Our research is focused on how bacteria avoid and overcome the immune defenses of mammals and insects.
We study how bacteria colonize other organisms, with an emphasis on soil bacteria that enhance crop productivity.
We study the regulation of glucose/sugar metabolism and its role in diabetes. We also research viruses that infect the Enterobacteriaceae family--a family of bacteria that cause many animal and plant diseases.
We study molecular mechanisms of salt-tolerant plants and DNA replication in mitochondria and chloroplasts.
We study basic cancer research investigating the interactions between tumor cells and the immune system. We also look at how fruits and vegetables protect against cancer on the molecular level.
Poole lab researches the disease Systemic Lupus. This is a disease that is primarily found in women where the body's immune system attacks itself.
We work to understand ways to improve the immune response to infectious disease. Our lab studies T-cells, which are white blood cells that destroy infected cells, and how they provide immunity to infection.
Our laboratory is interested in the immune response to bacterial infection of the lactating mammary gland. Mammary gland infection (mastitis) is common in both humans as well as animals. This disease causes multibillion dollar losses in the US dairy industry each year.
Want to know more about MMBIO programs or opportunities? Contact our academic advisor, Nannette Marx, below: