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Promoting Innovation Through Collaboration

Research and training focused on diagnosis, treatment, prevention and clinical management of infectious disease, cancer, and metabolic and genetic disorders.

The Drexel University College of Medicine Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease is a collaborative inter-campus enterprise focused on research, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and clinical management of infectious disease, cancer, and metabolic and genetic disorders.

The institute guides the development of collaborative research programs that will be competitive for extramural research and training support. The institute also provides an organized framework to guide the development of inter-campus, inter-college and inter-unit research initiatives across the College.


Upcoming and Recent Events

5th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease

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Fall 2017 Research Seminar Schedule Now Available

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News and Announcements
 

Luisa Hiller, PhD, presenting 'Deciphering the Pneumococcal Language'

"Deciphering the Pneumococcal Language"

On Wednesday, October 18, Garth Ehrlich, PhD, hosted Luisa Hiller, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Hiller presented her research, entitled "Deciphering the Pneumococcal Language." Her lab is interested in understanding the role of bacteria in both health and disease, particularly the commensal pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.


Courtney Fesko and Kirsten Larson, PhD

CAMP Student Courtney Fesko Wins Discovery Day Prize

Courtney Fesko, a CAMP student in the Biochemistry master's degree program, received second place in the "Outstanding Junior Graduate Student Poster" category at Discovery Day 2017.

Fesko's poster was titled "Metabolite production of a probiotic E. coli strain." Her advisor is Joris Beld, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Discovery Day, the College of Medicine's annual research day, was held on Thursday, October 12, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Dr. Ehrlich Honored at Graduate School Awards

Each year, faculty members of the Graduate School for Biomedical Science and Professional Studies are recognized for their outstanding research accomplishments and contributions to graduate education. Garth Ehrlich, PhD, received the Established Investigator Award during this year’s ceremony, held on May 11 at The Logan.

Graduate School Faculty Award winners including Garth Ehrlich, PhD
Recipients of the 2017 Graduate School Faculty Awards, including Garth Ehrlich, PhD (second from right)

Educational mobile app about HIV replication developed by the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease will released in Apple and Google Play stores on June 1

JUNE 1, 2017

CD4 HunterTM, the first educational mobile game app developed by the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease is available. FREE download at Apple and Google Play App Stores. Watch the CD4 Hunter trailer.

CD4 HunterTM combines fast-paced game play with science learning to showcase the first step of the complex and dynamic replication cycle of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1): binding and attachment. The app will be available for free download on Apple and Google Play app stores on June 1 and will be presented at Microbe 2017, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) held in New Orleans, June 1-5, 2017. CD4 Hunter was developed “in house” by the Center for Business and Program Development of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease (IMMID), at Drexel University College of Medicine. Learn more.

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Brian Wigdahl, PhD

Brian Wigdahl, PhD
Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease