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Mike Sulzinski, PhD

Professor of Immunology and Microbiology
Department of Medical Education
Master of Biomedical Sciences Program
North Campus

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
525 Pine St.
Scranton, PA 18509

Michael A. Sulzinski, PhD

Professor of Immunology and Microbiology


Michael A. Sulzinski, PhD, was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He received his bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University and PhD degree from Cornell University. Upon receiving his PhD, he spent several years working as a researcher in the pharmaceutical/diagnostics industry. He worked researching poliovirus mutations associated with polio vaccine, and then worked for Roche Diagnostics Systems on DNA-based diagnostic tests for HIV, HTLV-I and Chlamydia trachomatis. His work led to the issuance of American and international patents on the detection of Chlamydia DNA by polymerase chain reaction. Dr. Sulzinski then joined the faculty of The University of Scranton, where he taught in the Program of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. He joined the faculty at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine as professor of immunology and microbiology. He is a regular lecturer at the Geisinger Cancer Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.

Educational interests

Immunology, virology, microbiology

Research interests

Pedagogical approaches to medical education


Bachelor of Science – The Pennsylvania State University
PhD – Cornell University