Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

  Joseph HeitmanChair
Joseph Heitman, M.D., Ph.D

Melissa Palmer

Business Manager
Susan Wiley
 Office: 322 CARL Building
Campus PO Box: 3546
Phone: (919) 684-2814 OR (919) 684-2824
FAX: (919) 684-5458


 The research in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (MGM) spans both model and pathogenic organisms and the full spectrum of genetics from unicellular to multicellular eukaryotic organisms, including mice and humans. Existing areas of research strength include: 1) microbiology (virology, mycology, bacteriology); 2) RNA biology and genomic expression analysis; 3) yeast genetics; 4) genetics of model systems and humans; and 5) chromosome structure, function, replication and repair. The department is currently composed of 29 primary faculty members , 33 secondary faculty members from multiple departments across the University and 90 students.

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