The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UNC - Chapel Hill represents a dynamic and exciting blend of disciplines and technology.  Research and training are largely focused in the areas of immunology, virology, and microbial pathogenesis, but the questions and strategies are broadly based in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics.  Besides offering a comprehensive set of courses and seminar/tutorials for graduate students, the department provides instruction in microbial pathogenesis to students enrolled in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as undergraduate students who seek admission into degree programs offered in the School of Nursing and Pharmacy.

Please use the links above for further information about our department.

UNC Microprotein Sequencing & Peptide Synthesis Facility

Dr. Klapper has retired and this core facility has closed. However, there is a new peptide synthesis facility in the school of medicine and you may now order peptides through that facility. The WEB address is as follows: We have been happy to serve the UNC community and others over the years and trust that you will find the new facility easy to access and user friendly! If you need to contact me directly, feel free to e-mail me at: Sincerely, David Klapper
New Peptide link

Graduate Student Seminars

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
UNC-Chapel Hill Student Seminar Schedule, Fall 2013
Mondays at 12:15-1:15 - 1131 Bioinformatics

Fall 2014

September 8
Kate Arrildt, Swanstrom Lab

September 15
Andrew Monteith, Vilen Lab
Eric Scott, Vilen/Clarke Labs

 September 22
Ellen Perkowski, Braunstein Lab
Jason Brunton, Kawula Lab

 September 29
Nik Stasulli, Goldman Lab
Melissa Ellermann, Sartor Lab

October 6
Sandi Wong, Rawls Lab
Ankunda Kariisa, Tamayo Lab

October 13
Dan Anacker, Moody Lab
Michelle Palacios, Miller Lab

October 20
Louise Giffin, Damania Lab
Penny Anders, Damania Lab

October 27
Marc Potempa, Swanstrom Lab
Megan Meyer, Jaspers Lab

November 3
Fatima Manzoor, Tisch Lab
Ben Ziehr, Moorman Lab

November 10
Perry Tsai, Garcia-Martinez Lab
Jenna Honeycutt, Garcia-Martinez Lab

November 17
Melinda Grosser, Richardson Lab
Nicholas Vitko, Richardson Lab

November 24
Erich Scheller, Cotter Lab
Shaun Steele, Kawula Lab



The Lab at a Glance
What we investigate
Biographies and contact information about the members of the Margolis Lab
Contact information