The Medical College of Wisconsin's department of Microbiology & Immunology is dedicated to training students and postdoctoral fellows for careers in biomedicine. Our faculty are active leaders in the School of Graduate Studies and in the Medical School. They often collaborate with clinical scientists to turn bench therapies into real-world bedside treatments to help treat human diseases. Our students receive professional training while carrying out independent research projects in microbial pathogenesis and physiology, the immune response, and host interactions with microbial pathogens. Our administrative and research staff strive to support the research, teaching, and service activities of our students and faculty.