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.
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.