Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Columbia University in the City of New York

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University bridges modern molecular biology with research on infectious disease and immunology. The doctoral program in the department began in 1893, and was the first medical science degree granting program at Columbia University. The faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students of the department continue a long tradition of making outstanding contributions to biology and medicine.

Breakthrough Research
Our faculty have made significant contributions to the fields of immunology and microbiology by studying bacteria, parasites, viruses, yeast and the immune response in mice and humans. The faculty publish their research in leading journals and present their work at prominent conferences and educational institutions.
A Vibrant Community
Our department consists of a vibrant community of faculty, researchers and students. We offer an unparalleled opportunity to perform research in microbiology, immunology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology with some of the world's leading scientists.

Distinguished Graduate Program
The Coordinated Doctoral Program in Microbiology, Immunology and Infection offers students an educational environment unique in both academic and course offerings as well as campus life and research opportunities. A weekly seminar series also offers students the opportunity to meet distinguished researchers from across the globe.
State of the Art Facilities
The department is housed on newly renovated floors of the Hammer Health Science Building at Columbia University Medical Center and features state of the art equipment, including new flow cytometry and microscopy core facilities. The building also houses one of the largest academic health sciences libraries in the country.
Weekly Seminar
Ralph Baric
Wed. 4/24, Noon
HHSC 301
March 2, 2018
Assistant Professor Nicholas Arpaia wins Roy and Diana Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Award.
Read the new edition of the department's M&I Newsletter!
April 23, 2018
Professor Lorraine Symington elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University + 701 W. 168 St., HHSC 1208 New York, NY 10032 Tel. 212-305-3647