Research Bench Lab

Microbiology & Immunology

Research

Microbiology & Immunology research spans a broad range of interests including viral and bacterial infection and pathogenesis, inflammation and immunology, enzymology and metabolism, molecular genetics, and signaling and gene expression. Our faculty address questions at the cellular and molecular level, using contemporary technology and approaches.

Our faculty maintain research laboratories located within the Basic Science Building, the Children's Research Institute, the Blood Research Institute, the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund Center, the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes, the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, and the Center for Infectious Disease Research.

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Research Focus

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Bacterial Infection and Pathogenesis
Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
Jenifer Coburn, PhD
Dara W. Frank, PhD
Christopher Kristich, PhD
Nita Salzman, MD, PhD
Thomas Zahrt, PhD
Biome
Yi-Guang Chen, PhD
Martin Hessner, PhD
Christopher Kristich, PhD
Nita Salzman, MD, PhD
Cancer Biology
Yi-Guang Chen, PhD
William Drobyski, PhD
Michael Dwinell, PhD
Bryon Johnson, PhD
Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD
Mark McNally, PhD
John Routes, MD
Vera Tarakanova, PhD
Scott Terhune, PhD
Liang Wang, MD, PhD
Lily Wang, PhD
Enzymology and Metabolism
Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
Dara W. Frank, PhD
Christopher Kristich, PhD
Thomas Zahrt, PhD
Inflammation and Immunology

Yi-Guang Chen, PhD
Weiguo Cui, PhD
Bonnie Dittel, PhD
William Drobyski, PhD
Michael Dwinell, PhD
Jack Gorski, PhD
Mitchell Grayson, MD
Martin Hessner, PhD
Amy Hudson, PhD
Bryon Johnson, PhD
Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD
Debra Newman, PhD
Matthew Riese, MD, PhD
John Routes, MD
Nita Salzman, MD, PhD
James Verbsky, MD, PhD
Demin Wang, PhD
Lily Wang, PhD
Calvin Williams, MD, PhD

Molecular Genetics
Yi-Guang Chen, PhD
Dara W. Frank, PhD
Martin Hessner, PhD
Christopher Kristich, PhD
Roy Long, PhD
Mark McNally, PhD
Vera Tarakanova, PhD
Demin Wang, PhD
Thomas Zahrt, PhD
Signaling and Gene Expression
Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
Yi-Guang Chen, PhD
Michael Dwinell, PhD
Dara W. Frank, PhD
Martin Hessner, PhD
Christopher Kristich, PhD
Roy Long, PhD
Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD
Mark McNally, PhD
Andrey Sorokin, PhD
Scott Terhune, PhD
Demin Wang, PhD
Thomas Zahrt, PhD
Viral Infection and Pathogenesis
Jack Gorski, PhD
Mitchell Grayson, MD
Amy Hudson, PhD
Mark McNally, PhD
John Routes, MD
Andrey Sorokin, PhD
Vera Tarakanova, PhD
Scott Terhune, PhD

Affiliated Institutions

Bridge to Cures

Bridge to Cures

Seed funding and support for healthcare start-ups.

Bridge to Cures

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Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin

Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin

The CTSI represents a unique and transformative collaboration among the Medical College of Wisconsin, its campus research partners (Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital Health System of Wisconsin, VA Medical Center, and the Blood Research Institute), and the major academic institutions in southeast Wisconsin: Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Milwaukee School of Engineering. The CTSI is supported by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award grant.

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Milwaukee County Research Park

Milwaukee County Research Park

The Milwaukee County Research Park Corporation (MCRPC) is a non-profit organization created to manage the development of a university-related research park on 175 acres of Milwaukee County-owned land in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The Research Park will nurture technology-based companies, strengthen Milwaukee County's business base, create new employment opportunities, and facilitate technology commercialization. This objective will be accomplished by bringing together the substantial academic, intellectual, business and entrepreneurial resources of the metropolitan Milwaukee area in a physical environment conducive to such activities.

Milwaukee County Research Park

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UWM Innovation Campus

UWM Innovation Campus

World-class public-private research park that spurs strong and enduring partnerships between academia and industry leading to new products, and spinoff businesses.

UWM Innovation Campus

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