PMI Retreat Day

The Inaugural PMI Retreat Day will take place on Monday, April 3, 2023 at the University Club, located at 123 University Place.

More details to follow!

PMI covers the broad disciplines of microbiology and immunology. Research conducted by PMI faculty include autoimmunity, basic immunological mechanisms, bacteriology, cancer immunology, discovery and development of novel antimicrobial therapies, host-pathogen interactions, immunology of organ transplantation, innate immunity, parasitology, systems immunology, viral and bacterial pathogenesis, virology. Many recent clinical breakthroughs have been achieved at Pitt that directly derive from the basic research of PMI laboratories. And many of these topics overlap to a significant degree.

The University of Pittsburgh has a long tradition of excellence in microbiology and immunology, which is being continued and extended in the 21st century. The PMI faculty consists of over 100 active members, including senior faculty with international stature and junior faculty recruited from the most productive universities and research institutes. The school was instrumental in the development of the first polio vaccine and established one of the most prominent solid organ transplant programs in the world (Starzl Transplant Institute). Today, faculty from the Program in Microbiology and Immunology address a diverse array of contemporary issues.

The goals of the annual retreat of the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology are threefold:

  • to provide discipline-leading distinguished speakers to present their contemporary research in the fields of microbiology and immunology;
  • to provide the PMI students an opportunity to present their own research to their peers and faculty within the program;
  • to encourage the interaction between students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty within the PMI in both a scientific and social context.