Students in the Infectious Diseases Training Program work with their mentor and graduate advisor to develop an individualized program of study.

Required Courses

  • MICR 8400 – Molecular Principles of Bacteriology & Virology
  • MICR 8401 – Microbial Pathogenesis
  • AND/OR MICR 8410 – Advanced Topics in Virology
  • MICR 8402 – Microbial Pathogenesis Proposal Preparation
  • BIMS 7100 – Research Ethics

Highly Recommended Courses

  • MICR 8200 – Building Blocks of the Immune System
  • MICR 8202 – Integration and Diversification of the Immune System
  • MICR 8341 – Biological Threats and Public Health
  • BIMS 8382 – Introduction to Biomedical Science
  • BIMS 8380 – Basics of Study Design and Practical Statistics

Coincident with formal coursework, students are given the opportunity to develop oral presentation skills by participating in bi-weekly research in progress seminars, monthly translational journal club, and annual ID/BD Research Day. Students attend and help host bi-weekly ID or Global Biothreats seminars to expand their cutting-edge knowledge in these topic areas.