Noreen Williams, PhD, and Connie Rink.

Doctoral student Connie Rink (right) works with her mentor, Noreen Williams, PhD. They study parasites that cause African sleeping sickness and Chagas disease, using state-of-the-art molecular biological and biochemical approaches.

Education and Training

Whether you’re a graduate, medical or undergraduate student, we engage you in distinctive learning opportunities. You can be part of our collaborative research teams led by our expert faculty scientists.

We give you the postdoctoral experiences you need to meet your career goals and advance to the next stage of your career.
Our PhD program offers you a holistic package for success. You will explore multiple organisms — viruses, eukaryotes and bacteria — plus immunology. You will contribute to research that paves the way for novel infectious disease therapies. You will prepare for a career in academia, government or industry.
Prepare to excel as a physician-scientist, gaining the skill set you need to make your mark as both an investigator and a clinician.
You’ll gain a solid foundation for high-demand biotechnology and biomedical careers with our master of arts program in microbiology and immunology. You’ll also be well prepared to pursue PhD, medical or dental education programs.
Our microbiology and immunology courses ground you in biomedical concepts and research skills. We help pave the way for your future success in graduate programs and high-demand science careers.
We have competitive awards that recognize your scholarly excellence and contributions to our scientific community.
Outside of classrooms and labs, you will have many opportunities to engage in leadership, informal learning and networking.
Our leading-edge teaching resources bolster your microbiology and immunology education and help you make the most of your training.
We offer PhD and MA degrees in microbiology and immunology. Learn how to apply at the doctoral or master’s level.