Program DetailsPhD Programs
Location of Program
The program of the department is designed to provide the Ph.D. candidate with the tools required for a research career. The research activities of the faculty span a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines and utilize cellular, biochemical, and molecular approaches to study current problems in microbiology and immunology.
To ensure that students become acquainted with the dynamics of the host/parasite relationship, including host defense systems, an emphasis is placed on the relationship of these microorganisms to disease. Upon entering each student and his/her advisor plan an academic program. Courses are chosen to fit individual needs from both departmental offerings and from pertinent courses offered by other departments. Course work is usually complete in the first three semesters. During this time the student also participates in both the departmental seminar program and research rotations through the laboratories of faculty members chosen by the student. Laboratory rotatio