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Thomas Molitor

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Department Chair
Distinguished Teaching Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: 612-625-5295
Email: molit001@umn.edu


B.A. 1976, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
M.S. 1978, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
Ph. D. 1983, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of viral diseases
  • Host defense responses
  • Immunity and addictive drugs


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine, or Google Scholar.

Current Funding

  • MPB The effect of passive immunity to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and an extended lactation period on piglet immune development 2010-2011
  • NIDA/NIH: Training in Neurobehavior/Neuroimmune Addiction Research 2006 – 2011
  • NIDA/NIH: Opiate Effects on Immunity to CNS TB in Neonatal Pigs 2005 – 2010

Honors and Awards

Academic Health Center's Academy for Excellence in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Distinguished Teaching Award2006-2007
USDA NRI Review Panel2002
Graduate Teaching Award, University of Minnesota2000, 2001, 2002
NIH NIDA Review Panel1995-1999
Merit Award, University of Minnesota1997
Smith Kline-Beecham Award for Research1993
Sigma Xi Honor Society1993



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