The mission of the Department of Microbiology and Public Health is to conduct research, teaching, and service that will enhance the control of infectious diseases in human population.

Our goals to accomplish this mission include:

• Research programs that focus on understanding the mechanisms of pathogenesis of microbial infections at the cellular and molecular level as they relate to developing methods for disease prevention and treatment.

• Integrated teaching programs that are devoted to the education and training of students in various immunologic, epidemiologic, and biologic aspects of microbial pathogenesis, as well as disease control and prevention.

• Programs that focus on population-based education and prevention and control of infectious diseases.

The department academic courses are as follows:

• Microbiology and Immunology
• Pharmaceutical Microbiology
• Medical Microbiology
• Public Health

Staff Members​

Dr. Salah Abdallah, Professor and Head of Microbiology

Dr. Salah Abdallah is a Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Microbiology and Public Health Department. Read More.