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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.


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"Towards Translational Evolutionary Biology Using the Lens of Genomics"

On Wednesday, April 25, Joshua Chang Mell, PhD, hosted Vaughn Cooper, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Cooper presented his research, entitled "Towards Translational Evolutionary Biology Using the Lens of Genomics." The primary goal of Dr. Cooper’s lab is to understand how bacterial populations evolve and adapt to colonize hosts and cause disease.

Vaughn Cooper, PhD, presenting 'Towards Translational Evolutionary Biology Using the Lens of Genomics'


"Discovering the Dark Matter of Microbial Secondary Metabolism"

On Wednesday, February 21, Joris Beld, PhD, hosted Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton University. Dr. Seyedsayamdost presented his research, entitled "Discovering the dark matter of microbial secondary metabolism." His current research focuses on triggering secondary metabolism in diverse bacteria and natural product discovery.


"The Cholera Bacterium: Human Pathogen and Bacterial Predator"

On Wednesday, February 14, Amy Ma, PhD, hosted Stefan Pukatzki, PhD, professor of immunology and microbiology at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Pukatzki presented his research, entitled "The Cholera Bacterium: Human Pathogen and Bacterial Predator." His current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that drive microbial pathogenesis.

Stefan Pukatzki, PhD, presenting 'The Cholera Bacterium: Human Pathogen and Bacterial Predator'


"Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children with ASD: The Chicken, or the Egg?"

On Wednesday, January 17, Garth Ehrlich, PhD, hosted Steve Walker, PhD, associate professor, Department of Neuroscience, Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Walker presented his research, which focuses on using molecular tools, including whole-genome microarrays, to understand the biological basis for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in a talk entitled "Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children with ASD: The Chicken, or the Egg?"

Stephen Walker, PhD, presenting 'Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children with ASD: The Chicken, or the Egg?'

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Brian Wigdahl, PhD

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