Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Joseph Heitman

Chair: Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD

Assistant: Melissa Palmer

Business Manager: Cynthia ‘Kris’ Mathews 


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

Research conducted in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (MGM) spans model and pathogenic organisms and the full spectrum of genetics from unicellular to multicellular eukaryotic organisms, including mice and humans. Existing areas of research strengths 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 34 primary faculty members, 38 secondary faculty members from multiple departments across the University, and 86 students.

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