GW's Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) conducts innovative, fundamental, basic and translational research for HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases. MITM has a strong tradition of training and policy advocacy for these infectious and parasitic diseases, which initiate and perpetuate poverty and suffering worldwide
Explore the department's many courses and academic programs in partnership with the Institute for Biomedical Sciences and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Two members of Dr. John Hawdon's laboratory were nominated for awards associated with GWU's annual National Student Employment Week in April 2015
Douglas F. Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., to give presentation at educational course for students and postdoctoral scientists at the University of São Paulo
Dr. Douglas Nixon Selected for 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellowship
MITM researcher receives award from the SMHS Office of International Medicine Programs
Paul Brindley, Ph.D., co-authors an essay in Science on creating a pathway for vaccines and new drugs
Douglas F. Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., presents his latest HIV research at Immunology conferences in Cuba and Brazil in October 2014
The university has signed an MOU with the institute to elevate health research.
GW Researcher Receives Grant to Develop Genetic Tools to Study Parasitic Infections
Douglas Nixon, chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, was published in the Cutting Edge section of the Journal of Immunology for his discovery of an antibody that can neutralize HIV-1 by reacting against an ancient fossil virus. This may lead to viable immunotherapy option for HIV-1.
A testament to the importance of art to scientific discovery, the "Design for Good" class - developed by MITM's Douglas Nixon and IAD's Stephanie Travis and Scott Jones - taught students to think creatively about HIV and what it means to those who are affected by it.