About Us

James D. Bangs, PhD.

Chair Jay Bangs, PhD, leads a dedicated faculty of independent scientists who work with trainees at all levels in a rich, supportive research and learning environment.

Explore. Collaborate. Discover. You’ll gain skills and contribute to interdisciplinary teams solving complex problems through scientific inquiry.

  • Why Choose Microbiology and Immunology at UB?
    Explore problems related to the basic science of infectious disease, working with our internationally recognized faculty. Your training will be supported by our culture of mentoring, teamwork and professional development.
  • Our Students and Alumni
    From introducing undergraduates to biomedical research to engaging doctoral candidates in discovery, we support every step of your career preparation. 
  • Faces and Voices
    Our students, faculty, and alumni find our department a rewarding and exciting place to learn, research, and collaborate.
  • Support Our Department
    We manage several endowments that support stipends, tuition and professional development experiences for students. These funds are essential to advancing our mission of academic excellence — and to continuing the strong reputation of our department. We invite new gifts to them from alumni and friends.
  • Research Center and Institute Affiliations
    Well-established research centers across the university support collaborative, multidisciplinary research where students can interact with faculty across departmental boundaries.
  • About Buffalo
    Our region is characterized by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.
  • Department Directory
    Contact information for our faculty and staff.