USA Department of Microbiology & Immunology

USA Department of Microbiology & Immunology

 

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is one of five basic sciences departments within the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine. The proximity to other departments in the College of Medicine and in the College of Arts and Sciences and our access to state-of-the-art facilities for working on infectious organisms, stimulates interactions and collaborations both within the University, nationally, and internationally.

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Basic Medical Sciences at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine awards the Ph.D. degree in Basic Medical Sciences and is designed for students interested in careers in biomedical investigation. The program provides broad training which can lead to academic careers in medical institutions and universities or to a wide variety of research or administrative positions in government, non-profit or industry settings.

The strengths of the Microbiology & Immunology research focus lie in:

  1. the availability of interdisciplinary courses and collaborations among the other basic sciences: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Physiology & Cell Biology and Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology; 
  2. an enthusiastic, well-funded and internationally known faculty, and
  3. a faculty with diverse research interests such as cell biology, molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology.

The goals of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are to:

  • Conduct fundamental research in the areas of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogenesis and the resulting host's response mechanisms.
    Foster the translation of basic research to clinical application.
  • Educate and train this country's future leaders in biomedical research.

Graduate students interested in Microbiology and Immunology will be accepted into the Infectious Diseases and Host Defense Track.

 

Contact Us

Mailing Addresses

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
5851 USA Drive North, MSB 2102
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: (251) 460-6107
Fax:  (251) 460-7931

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
USA Department of Microbiology and Immunology
610 Clinic Dr.
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: (251) 460-6339
Fax: (251) 460-7269

 

 

Leadership

Dr. Kevin Macaluso, Ph.D

Department Chair
Office: MSB 2098
Phone: (251) 460-7514
Email: kmacaluso@southalabama.edu

 

Dr. Jonathon Audia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: MSB 2110
Phone: (251) 460-6929
Email: jaudia@southalabama.edu  

 

Dr. Robert Barrington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: MSB 2114
Phone: (251) 461-1718
Email: rbarrington@southalabama.edu

 

Dr. Jonathan O. Rayner, Ph.D.

Director, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
Office: LID 105
Phone: (251) 414-8179
Email: jrayner@southalabama.edu  

 

Dr. Jin Hyun Kim, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: LID 106
Phone: (251) 460-6204
Email: jinkim@southalabama.edu

 

Dr. Meghan Hermance, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: LID 107
Phone: (251) 460-6957
Email: mhermance@southalabama.edu

 

Support Staff

Marie Craft
Department Secretary V
MSB 2100
Phone: (251) 460-6107
Email: mcraft@southalabama.edu  

Meredith Moody, M.A.
Program Coordinator, Select Agent Program
LID 103
Phone: (251) 460-6339
Email: mmoody@southalabama.edu 

 

More information about opportunities in the Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program can be obtained from:

Ms. Angie O'Neal
Academic Advisor, Graduate Program in Basic Medical Sciences
Office:  CSAB 212
Phone: (251) 460-6153
aoneal@southalabama.edu