This program provides research and educational opportunities for students to master the principles of microbiology, immunology, virology, and molecular genetics. The department has a high faculty-to-student ratio, offers small class sizes, provides ample personal contact with faculty members, and has a strong core of grant-funded research programs. Faculty are a blend of senior and youthful investigators. Support is provided for students to present research findings at regional and national meetings.
Students can perform their dissertation research in one of several areas:
For additional information regarding the Microbiology & Immunology Ph.D. Program, contact Dr. Richard Franklin, Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Graduate Program Committee Chair.