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

Required Courses

  • MICR 8200 - Building Blocks of the Immune System
  • MICR 8202 - Integration and Diversification of the Immune System
  • MICR 8400 - Molecular Principles of Bacteriology & Virology
  • MICR 8401 - Microbial Pathogenesis
  • MICR 8402 - Microbial Pathogenesis Proposal Preparation
  • BIMS 7100 - Research Ethics

Highly Recommended Courses

  • MICR 8341 - Biological Threats and Public Health
  • MICR 8380 - Practical Use of Statistics in Biomedical Research


Coincident with formal coursework, students are given the opportunity to develop oral presentation skills by participating in monthly research in progress seminars, journal club, annual ID/BD Research Day, and attend weekly ID or BD seminars.

For additional information about the Infectious Diseases Training Program, please contact: Barbara Mann,