Prepare to excel as a physician-scientist, gaining the skill set you need to make your mark as both an investigator and a clinician.
We offer you outstanding opportunities to engage in research that supports potential clinical applications. You may explore host defenses, new drug targets and disease processes of various pathogens.
You will gain a depth and breadth of knowledge in many areas of microbiology and immunology. Through laboratory work as well as our well-rounded core curriculum, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between a pathogen and its human host.
Throughout your program, we support your growth and development. Our committed faculty — nationally and internationally recognized scientists in the field — mentor you extensively.
As you gain experience and build your own expertise, your mentor will involve you more deeply in our interdisciplinary projects.
You will work as part of a team and have opportunities to collaborate with experts from across UB, the region and beyond. You may learn from specialists in anesthesiology, infectious disease medicine, oral biology and cancer immunology, for example.
We consistently encourage your participation in discussion and dialogue. You will join in interdisciplinary group meetings in your own laboratory as well as informal interlaboratory meetings. You will build collaborative networks as you exchange ideas with others.