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Welcome to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. We are located in the scenic Upper Connecticut River Valley on the New Hampshire and Vermont border. Our research community comprises 25 faculty, >35 postdoctoral fellows and scientists, and >60 graduate students in our broad interdisciplinary research and teaching programs. Our research interests range from tumor, and cellular and molecular immunology, to bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. Established centers representing our strengths include immunotherapy for cancer, and cystic fibrosis and lung biology. Cystic fibrosis is also the focus of a new academic cluster initiative entitled “Personalized Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis” led by Prof. Jim Bliska.

Our laboratories are involved in our three training programs, Cystic Fibrosis and Lung Biology; Cellular/Molecular and Translational Immunology; and Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis (M2P2). Each of these programs supported by NIH center grants and/or other federal and private funding, and have sponsored journal clubs, research in progress meetings, and annual retreats. Several investigators are actively engaged in innovations leading to SBIR/STTR funding and Phase I Clinical Trials. Broad areas of research also include all branches of microbiology, virology, immunology, microbiomes, and bioinformatics. We currently ranked #12 in the nation for NIH funding in Microbiology and Immunology departments nationwide (BMIMR). We span two campuses, one at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and the Dartmouth College Campus in Hanover, NH. The campuses are 3 miles apart and served by a shuttle bus that runs 4 times per hour with a journey time of 8-10 minutes.

In addition to its rich academic environment, the unique setting of Dartmouth offers a vibrant, community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Hiking, skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, skating, mountain biking and many other outdoor pursuits are all directly accessible within the Upper Valley. In addition, Dartmouth maintains a network of cabins in New Hampshire that employees and students can rent. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC are all within a few hours drive.


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