The division of Microbiology offers a research program focusing on microbial pathogenesis and host immune responses. Faculty interests include basic research on the genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, microbial pathogenesis, virology, immunology, vaccine development, cancer research, and bioinformatics. Collaboration among different biomedical laboratories is further promoted by the close proximity of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. The division offers courses in advanced bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, and virology. Courses on introductory and advanced bioinformatics are also offered.