Program Leadership

Welcome From the Director

Charlie Moran, PhD

Welcome to the MMG program at Emory! We offer training in the disciplines of bacteriology and virology, with special interests in the molecular biology and genetics of bacteria and viruses, mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and resistance to antibiotics, basic principles of microbial physiology, and viral replication.  Our students perform cutting edge research in these and other areas.  They also take advantage of the numerous collaborations available through entities such as the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center, Emory Vaccine Center, and Center for Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, as well as joint projects with colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control.   Here you’ll find a professional training environment focused on producing the next generation of successful scientists.


Charlie Moran, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies

Shonna McBride, PhD

Recruitment Committee

Marcin Grabowicz, PhD (Head Recruiter)
Christopher LaRock, PhD
Tim Read, PhD
Ioanna Skountzou, MD, PhD

Executive Committee

Marcin Grabowicz, PhD (Head Recruiter)
Christopher LaRock, PhD (Seminar Co-Director)
Bo Liang, PhD (Web Advisory Representative/Social Media)
Anice Lowen, PhD (At-Large Member)
Shonna McBride, PhD (Director of Graduate Studies, Curriculum Chair)
Charlie Moran, PhD (Director)
Tim Read, PhD (Recruitment Committee)
Ioanna Skountzou (Recruitment Committee)
Dave Steinhauer, PhD (At-Large Member)
David Weiss, PhD (At-Large Member)
Jens Wrammert, PhD (Seminar Co- Director)
Kelly Lehman (Student Representative)