The Department of Microbiology is chaired by Peter Palese, Ph.D., left, an expert on the H1N1 virus. Here, Dr. Palese meets with Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Read More
Mount Sinai Researchers Discover How the Flu Tells Time
January 17, 2013 - The flu knows how much time it has to multiply, infect other cells, and spread to another human being before the immune system kills it.
Mount Sinai Grad Student, 25, Named to Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ In Science and Healthcare for 'Revolutionary New Ideas'
December 19, 2012 - Mount Sinai's Jillian Shapiro, a graduate student in Microbiology, has been name to the second annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list in "Science and Healthcare."
Peter Palese, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology. Dr. Palese is known for establishing the first genetic maps for influenza A, B, and C viruses. He is a recipient of the CDC’s Charles C. Shepard Science Award for excellence in science. Read More
The Department of Microbiology is focused on studying such viruses as influenza virus, hepatitis C, dengue, Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, cytomegalovirus, and several other negative-stranded RNA viruses. View Now
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