The Pathogen & Microbiome Institute (PMI) at NAU is an internationally recognized research facility focused on the study of pathogens that affect humans and wildlife.
We are committed to the professional development of undergraduate student employees. PMI welcomes applicants from diverse disciplines to join our team of over 100 faculty, full time staff, graduate, and undergraduate students. The people of PMI are dedicated to meet their research objectives of our funding agencies while actively developing highly valued professional skills.
Director of Biodefense and Disease Ecology Center
Associate Director of Training and Education
PMI in the News
Keim Award 2021
The Keim Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research is designed to reward excellence in research by outstanding NAU students during their undergraduate studies.
Stenoparib & COVID-19
Stenoparib, an inhibitor of cellular poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), blocks replication of the SARS-CoV-2 and HCoV-NL63 human coronaviruses in vitro.
Antimicrobial Resistant Yersinia Pestis
Known as the infamous Black Death, Plague continues to affect hundreds of people globally each year in underdeveloped countries.
Funding Sources & Collaborators
The research at Pathogen & Microbiome Institute is funded by grants from federal, state, and local sources. Our extensive research collaborates with scientists and organizations from across the globe.