What better way to learn about a graduate program than by learning about its research opportunities? Below are BYU’s MMBIO research labs. Click any of them to learn more about them.
The Weber lab works 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.
The Berges lab works with mice to study viral diseas and viral replication. They also research viruses that kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a new way to control these infections.
The Hope lab works with honeybees and phages to make a new, non-antibiotic treatment to stop a bacterial infection that kills bees.
The Bridgewater lab studies the nBMP2 protein's function in muscle, immune, and neurological function. They also study the gut microbiota's impact on neuropsychological conditions such as autism, addiction, and anxiety.
The Robison lab studies bacterial agents that cause disease in man and animals. Pathogenic mechanisms that these organisms use to evade host immune mechanisms and cause disease is a specific focus.
The Nielsen lab specializes in two major research projects:
The Griffitts lab studies how bacteria colonize other organisms, with an emphasis on soil bacteria that enhance crop productivity.
The Davis lab is statistical genetics lab and harnesses the power of electronic medical records (EMR) for investigating the genetic causes of complex human diseases. The main project in the lab focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease.
The O'Neill lab studies basic cancer research investigating the interactions between tumor cells and the immune system. They also study how fruits and vegetables protect against cancer on the molecular level.
Erickson lab research is focused on how bacteria avoid and overcome the immune defenses of mammals and insects.
The 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.
The Wilson lab focuses on 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.
The Johnson lab studies chromatin architecture with the goal of learning how to modulate chromatin architecture by subtly manipulating the underlying DNA sequence so as to regulate gene expression.
The Grose lab studies 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.
The McCleary lab specializes in research to understand the molecular mechanisms by which the simple bacterium, Escherichia coli senses and responds to changes in environmental phosphate.