The current Microbiology & Immunology Department maintains this broad approach to control, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Members of the faculty investigate basic mechanisms of pathogen replication, transmission and the role of immune responses in recovery and protection from infection.
A central mission of the department is teaching of Microbiology and Immunology to professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing and to graduate students pursuing their Master and Ph.D. degrees in different disciplines. Our department also provides health services through its diagnostic routine and surveillance labs and its infection prevention and control unit.
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology produces graduates and highly skilled professionals who will continue onto exciting and desirable careers in microbiology.
Our department supports opportunities at all levels of post-graduate education, offering master and doctor degrees for each of our major programs.
We seek to provide competent and capable science majors ready to meet the needs of the local, regional, and world economies. As such, we train our students in current technologies, integrate the latest research, and foster a spirit of engagement using up-to-date pedagogical techniques.
If you are looking for a thrilling career in microbiology, immunology, or infection prevention and control, our Department of Microbiology & Immunology stands ready to enable, support and educate you.
We look forward to assisting you in reaching your educational goals. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the Microbiology & Immunology Department, and please feel free to contact any of us.