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

Anice Lowen, PhD

Recruitment Committee

Shonna McBride, PhD (Head Recruiter)
Marcin Grabowicz, PhD
Christopher LaRock, PhD
Bernardo Mainou, PhD
Ioanna Skountzou, MD, PhD
John Steel, PhD

Executive Committee

Marcin Grabowicz (Recruitment Committee)
Chris LaRock (At-Large Member)
Bo Liang, PhD (Web Advisory Representative/Social Media)
Anice Lowen, PhD (Director of Graduate Studies)
Shonna McBride, PhD (Head Recruiter)
Bernardo Mainou, PhD (Recruitment Committee)
Charlie Moran, PhD (Director)
Cassy Quave, PhD (Seminar Director)
John Steel, PhD (Recruitment Committee)
Dave Steinhauer, PhD (At-Large Member)
David Weiss, PhD (At-Large Member)
Jens Wrammert, PhD (Seminar Director)
Sarah Anderson (Student Representative)