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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 14, 2024
 
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Microbiology and Immunology (PhD)


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The Program in Microbiology and Immunology (PMI) brings together faculty in basic and translational sciences, including researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Departments of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Immunology; Center for Vaccine Research; Microbiome Center), Magee-Women’s Research Institute, Rangos Research Center at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center (e.g. Cancer Virology and Cancer Immunology Programs).

The aims to train highly motivated PhD students as self-reliant scholars in an environment with ready access to the breadth of expertise, approaches, and sub-disciplines that constitute the diverse fields encompassing microbiology and immunology. 

Faculty research interests in the PMI can be broadly divided into the following areas:

  • Autoimmunity
  • Basic immunological mechanisms
  • Bacteriology
  • Cancer immunology
  • Discovery and development of novel antimicrobial therapies
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Immunology of organ transplantation
  • Innate Immunity
  • Parasitology
  • Viral and bacterial pathogenesis
  • Virology

 

Selected Core Courses:

MSIMM 2000 PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY  

MSIMM 2210 COMPREHENSIVE IMMUNOLOGY  

MSMVM 3410 MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS  

MSMVM 2430 TA: MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY   or MSIMM 2250 TA: IMMUNOLOGY  

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