Interested in joining our team?

We emphasize infectious disease pathogenesis and protection, focusing on new pathogens, the increase in drug resistance, and bioterrorism. Specialized areas include immunology, microbial and viral pathogenesis, and molecular mechanisms responsible for human disease. The program is supported by significant federal funding and a Level 3 biosafety lab. The program also included core immunology and microbiology labs that provide modern instrumentation and technical support for cell analysis and sorting, confocal microscopy, immunohistology and immune cytokine quantitation. Our study results can lead to new vaccine strategies.

Collaborative Program

Our department is collaborative. Our program brings together a diverse group of investigators, including 17 faculty members and  numerous predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, with expertise in immunology, virology, and microbiology. The research and training effort, supported by over $30 million in federal funding, concentrates on exploring host-pathogen interactions during infections with various microbes, including influenza virus, Tier 1 biothreats such as Francisella tularensis and Yersinia pestis, hepatitis B and C viruses, tick-borne infectious agents, HIV-1, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Zika virus, MRSA, and pneumococci.

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out with questions:

Michael Robek, PhD
Department Chair
[email protected]

Fax: 518-262-6161

Department of Immunology & Microbial Disease
Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Avenue, MC-151
Albany, NY 12208-3479