Immunology & Infection Academics
Training in a health science campus environment with direct access and constant exposure to the biomedical community ensures that our graduates will experience, first-hand training that is relevant and applicable to the health care, biotech, and educational professions.
- Offers training by world-class scientists and educators in a cutting-edge 21st century environment
- Offers classroom and laboratory training concerned with fundamental scientific principles that link immunology and microbial infection
- Offers a curriculum that provides classroom knowledge of fundamental scientific principles
- Provides laboratory opportunities to develop skills of problem-solving and clinical application
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics also houses core research facilities that are available to students and laboratory personnel including the Institutional Flow Cytometry Core Facility and a departmental Microscopy Core facility including light, fluorescent and confocal microscopes.
The curriculum and two-year progression through the MS I&I degree program are designed to integrate the fields of immunology and infectious disease (i.e., microbiology) so as to provide a big-picture multidimensional view of host-pathogen relationships. This will produce graduates who are also multidimensional, and prepared to contribute solutions to countless challenges that face our biotechnology research and development industries, health care infrastructure, and teaching needs. The MS I&I program is not designed simply to become just another line in a student’s resume, but to offer a rigorous and full experience that will produce thinkers and problem solvers.