The graduate program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology provides a well-integrated curriculum designed to train students to become independent researchers in cellular, biochemical and molecular aspects of immunology, virology, and bacteriology. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has a very strong commitment to graduate education as evidenced by the number and performance of our PhD graduates and the presence of an NIH-funded training grant in immunology and pathogenesis.

Opportunities are available for laboratory training in the cellular and molecular of bacterial and viral pathogenesis and immunology. This emphasis is also reflected in a pre-doctoral training grant in Immunology and Pathogenesis that was awarded to the Department by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The postdoctoral position to match a student’s career goals is a high priority for every faculty member who serves as a mentor for our students.