Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Microbiology and Immunology

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program.

Program-specific curriculum:

Core curriculum
BMSC 8210Genes to Cells
BMSC 8212Developmental Cell Biology and Systems Physiology
BMSC 8216Scientific Writing, Presentation Skills, and Seminar Planning
BMSC 8217Ethics and Grant Writing
BMSC 8218Career Options in the Biomedical Sciences
3 credits in
BMSC 8215Lab Rotations
Microbiology and immunology courses
MICR 8210Infection and Immunity
MICR 8230Molecular and Cellular Immunology
One approved statistics course
One of the following courses
ANAT 6160Clinically Oriented Human Functional Neuroanatomy
BMSC 8230Molecular Basis of Human Disease
PHAR 6116Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
Minimum 24 credits in elective courses
Recommended electives include:
BIOC 6234Biochemical and Bioinformatic Approaches to Protein Structure and Function
BMSC 8231Introduction to Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics
BMSC 8233Integrative Bioinformatics
MICR 6236Fundamentals in Geonomics and Proteomics I
MICR 8270Advanced Topics in Immunology
MICR 8998Advanced Reading and Research
MMED 8221The Basic Science of Oncology
MMED 8222Molecular Oncology
Minimum 12 credits in
MICR 8999Dissertation Research

Research fields

  • Inflammatory responses
  • Tumor immunology
  • Vaccines
  • Host– pathogen interaction
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Molecular virology
  • Parasitology
  • HIV