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Founded in 2017, the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease, CIHMID, is a “virtual institute” at Cornell, spanning multiple departments in several colleges. CIHMID provides an umbrella structure to promote and support innovative research in host-microbe biology at Cornell.

Research within CIHMID may be fundamental or may be translationally applied in clinical, veterinary and agricultural contexts. Our research approaches are mechanistic as well as evolutionary and ecological. Our hosts include plants and animals. Our microbes are bacterial, viral, and fungal. In some cases, the interactions are pathogenic. In others, they are beneficial. And in many cases, they are conditional along the mutualistic-commensal-pathogenic continuum.


Upcoming Journal Club meetings:

The Microbiology Journal Club will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 12 noon in M01 Stocking for a discussion of, “Phage tail fibre assembly proteins employ a modular structure to drive the correct folding of diverse fibres.

The Virology Journal Club will meet Wednesday, November 13 at 10 am in LH1 in the Vet School to discuss, “Viral Generated Inter-Organelle Contacts Redirect Flux for Genome Replication.

The EEID Journal Club will meet Thursday, November 14 at 10:10 am in 2123 Comstock.

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Upcoming Seminars of Interest

VANESSA EZENWA (University of Georgia), “Causes and Consequences of Parasite Interactions: Insight from a Natural System.”  TUESDAY, 11/12 @ 12:20, 106 Corson ● Hosted by Alison Power and Jeremy Searle

JAMES MURNO (University of Massachusetts Medical School), “Dynamics and Mechanisms of Viral Envelope Glycoproteins.” FRIDAY, 11/15 @ 12:15, LH3, The Vet School ● Hosted by Jeongmin Song; Microbiology and Immunology


*SCHOOL OF INTEGRATIVE PLANT SCIENCE SEEKS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR*


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