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A Message from the Department Chair
Afzal Siddiqui, M.Phil., PhD. 

Welcome to the Department of Immunology & Molecular Biology. Our Department has a rich history of research and discovery in the basic, clinical and translational sciences. Our goal is to work towards improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research and training of medical and graduate students in infectious diseases; cancer immunology and epigenetics; and tropical medicine of public health importance. We apply the world鈥檚 most innovative science to the world鈥檚 worst diseases, with the eventual aim to develop novel diagnostics; and prevention and treatment tools for important diseases.

The department is currently comprised of 7 full-time faculty, 22 adjunct graduate faculty and we are actively recruiting new faculty. The Department serves as the host for The Center for Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is part of a major collaborative endeavor for sequencing and genotyping of SARS-CoV-2 variants in West Texas. The research in the Department is currently funded through major grants from the National Institutes of Health, Horizon 2020/European Union, the Wellcome Trust, the CH Foundation, the RIGHT Fund and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

We invite you to learn more about our outstanding programs in our Department.

Afzal Siddiqui

Afzal A. Siddiqui, M.Phil., PhD.

Professor and Chair
Grover E. Murray Professor
Director, Center for Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases

Department of Immunology
& Molecular Microbiology

Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center
School of Medicine
3601 4th Street, STOP 6591
Lubbock, TX 79430-6591
Tel: (806) 743-2638
Fax: (806) 743-2334

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