William Wiley Navarre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
William Navarre was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate. He obtained his Ph.D. in the lab of Olaf Schneewind at UCLA studying the anchoring of surface proteins in Gram-positive bacteria. He was a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow and did post-doctoral work with Arturo Zychlinsky at New York University prior to joining the lab of Ferric Fang at the University of Washington in Seattle. With Ferric he studied mechanisms of bacterial resistance to immune effectors. He joined the Department of Molecular Genetics as an Assistant Professor in September of 2007 and was a CIHR New Investigator.
In 2012 he was promoted to Associate Professor and became head of the departmental undergraduate program. He maintains an active role in teaching and is the coordinator for MGY377H1, the main bacteriology course on campus. He was awarded an Excellence in Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Award in 2017.
Martha Cordova, MSc