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Every year the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology holds a scientific retreat for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff. This annual research retreat on Host Microbe Interaction brings together the community of UC Davis researchers interested in any aspect of the interaction of microbes with vertebrate, invertebrate or plant hosts to foster multidisciplinary work, exchanges and collaborations.

The scientific program includes oral presentations, a poster session, invited keynote speaker(s) and social events. First year students have an opportunity to get to know fellow graduate students and colleagues while also learning more about faculty and lab research in the wide range of biological systems offered at our University.

The venue for this event is the Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, Tahoe City, CA., which is just minutes away from spectacular Lake Tahoe. An overnight stay at this setting ensures ample opportunity for interaction between faculty, postdocs and students during their joint meals and at the evening poster session. The next conference will be scheduled for Fall 2024.

Congratulations to our 2023 Host Microbe Interactions Poster Award winners!

2023 Host Microbe Interactions Poster Award winnersProfessor Bennett Penn with HMI Poster Awardees, Dylan Lanser (Angela Gelli Lab), Adam Fishburn (Priya Shah Lab), Keegan Malany (Allison Ehrlich Lab), Dino Sbardellati (Rachel Vannette Lab) and Lisa Repetto (Tiffany Lowe-Power Lab)

Host-Microbe Research at UC Davis

UC Davis is host to a diverse community of investigators involved in research on microbial pathogenesis, infectious diseases and immunity to infection. The presence of the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Biological Sciences and the California National Primate Research Center makes the UC Davis campus a vibrant environment for research on host microbe interaction, which is unmatched in the State of California.

Faculty Researching host-microbe interactions at UC Davis »

Host-Microbe Systems Biology Core

The Microarray Core Facility has expanded its services and changed names to the Host-Microbe Systems Biology Core Facility. In addition to gene expression profiling the core will offer library construction, next-generation sequencing and data analysis of microbial genomes.

Host-Microbe Core Homepage »