This is an exciting and rewarding time to begin a career in biomedical research. The pace of scientific discovery is breathtaking. Endless opportunities exist for our graduates as they begin their careers. Extraordinary research opportunities are available within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and collaborative research units including the Divisions of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS in the areas of immunology, molecular and human genetics, virology, malarial and bacterial pathogenesis, emerging disease and biodefense, opportunistic infections, experimental therapeutics and diagnostics, neuroscience, as well as cancer biology. Continued advances in technology and collaborative interdisciplinary research between basic and clinical scientists will be the key to innovation and new discovery in the next decade. Research conducted within the department will be of tremendous importance to the growing national and international healthcare needs. We are committed to understanding molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases within the human population and the development of strategies to prevent and/or treat these acute, chronic, and latent infectious diseases.
The research programs of our faculty are funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of General Medical Science and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
For more information on individual faculty members, their research interests, and training opportunities offered by our outstanding faculty, please explore the department's web page through the links at the left.