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To address important biological questions relevant to a broad range of diseases and encompassing multiple levels of biological organization, including an understanding of how different pathogens affect their target organ systems.

A Word from the Chair


Dr. Allan Jacobson Ph.D., Gerald L. and Zelda S. Haidak Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Chair of the MaPS Department, welcomes you to the MaPS Website. Listen to Dr. Jacobson describe what makes the MaPS Department a unique and special place to develop your research career here.

A Word from the Vice Chair


Dr. Beth McCormick Ph.D., Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair, Vice-Chair of the MaPS Department, and Founding Director of the UMMS Center for Microbiome Research, welcomes you to the MaPS Website. Click here to listen to Dr. McCormick describe what makes MaPS a great place for trainees of all levels.


Investigators in the Department utilize multidisciplinary approaches that integrate genomic, proteomic, high-resolution imaging, and computational methodologies to characterize networks of host-microbe interactions at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.

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