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Graduate Program inMicrobiology & Immunology

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Research in microbiology is focused on microbe-environment and host-pathogen interactions, viral and vector borne diseases and their epidemiology and on infectious diseases transmitted by arthropods. Immunology faculty research development of the adaptive immune system, especially CD4+ T cells and their role in regulating immune response to microorganisms. Immune tolerance and its impact on tumor development is also studied.

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Required Concentration Courses

 BIOL 890 - Two graded seminars

 BIOL 805 Advanced Microbiology

 BIOL 845 Advanced Immunology

  BMS 898 Research

Students select one of the following courses:

 BIOL 840 Advanced Vaccinology

 BIOL 881 Autoimmunity and Transplantation

Optional elective courses require permission of the student's dissertation committee.

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