Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Organization profile

Organisation profile

To understand the dynamic and vast body of advanced knowledge in these fields, the Division of Microbiology was established in the Department of Medicine in 1984. Since then, we have further expanded to provide a Masters program (1991) and an integrated Doctoral program (1992), forming the ‘Department of Microbiology and Immunology’ (DMI). In 2005, the department of Parasitology was absorbed into the department allowing students to have a more diverse option in their chosen field of research. The Department is located on the 11th floor of the Medical Research Building. Currently, we have 12 full-time faculty members and 11 adjuncts members. Our faculty has been trained in various countries, including Taiwan, America, England, Japan, and Germany, respectively. The diversity of the cultural experiences of DMI members fosters an academic atmosphere of liberty and mutual respect, which are reflected in the wide spectrum of curricula and team work style. Our students benefit from the multi-disciplinary training and exposure to different academic backgrounds.

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    Research Output

    Bortezomib induces HSV-1 lethality in mice with neutrophil deficiency

    Yao, H. W., Wang, L. C., Tsai, H. Y., Fang, Y. H., Zheng, C., Chen, S. H. & Hsu, S. M., 2020 Jan 1, In : Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 107, 1, p. 105-112 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Functional analysis of Clostridium difficile sortase B reveals key residues for catalytic activity and substrate specificity

    Kang, C. Y., Huang, I. H., Chou, C. C., Wu, T. Y., Chang, J. C., Hsiao, Y. Y., Cheng, C. H., Tsai, W. J., Hsu, K. C. & Wang, S., 2020 Mar 13, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 295, 11, p. 3734-3745 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Nicotinamide Increases Intracellular NAD+ Content to Enhance Autophagy-Mediated Group A Streptococcal Clearance in Endothelial Cells

    Hsieh, C. L., Hsieh, S. Y., Huang, H. M., Lu, S. L., Omori, H., Zheng, P. X., Ho, Y. N., Cheng, Y. L., Lin, Y. S., Chiang-Ni, C., Tsai, P. J., Wang, S. Y., Liu, C. C., Noda, T. & Wu, J. J., 2020 Feb 11, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, 117.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Equipment

    Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP

    Chih-Peng Chang (Manager) & 惠玲 黃 (Operator)

    Instrument Development Center

    Facility/equipment: EquipmentInstrument Development Center

    Student theses

    Absence of IL-20 receptor 1 reduced the lethality of enterovirus 71-infected mice

    Author: 佾頻, 蔡., 2014 Jul 25

    Supervisor: Chen, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis

    Autophagy participates in lung cancer cell tumorigenesis through Rab37-mediated TIMP1 secretion

    Author: 佳文, 陳., 2018 Aug 28

    Supervisor: Liu, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis

    Autophagy suppresses bladder tumor formation in a mouse orthotopic bladder tumor formation model

    Author: 琬婷, 郭., 2014 Aug 27

    Supervisor: Liu, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis