Microbiology Theme (MIC)

MIC is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 40 faculty members from the Departments of Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Genetics, Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Dentistry are involved in internationally renowned research and the training of PhD-level graduate students. UAB has rabidly become a major center for biomedical research and ranks among the most prestigious research institutions in the world.

Coursework

Our students' primary areas of research interests include the genetics, physiology, and molecular biology microbes and how microbial pathogens cause disease. Our faculty laboratories study basic cellular processes, host-pathogen interactions, and the design of innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Students graduating from the program are well-versed in modern microbiology and have the experience to pursue a diversity of career opportunities.

Welcome 2018 MIC Incoming Students

Sayan Bakshi, St. Xavier's College
Joshua Baty, University of Evansville
Cecilia Garcia, California State University, Monterey Bay
Dominik Hermann, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Gillian Holder, University of Louisiana at Monroe
John Sanford, Fitchburg State College
Sara Stoner, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Huixin Wu, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Zhang, University of California, Davis


MIC Theme Contacts

Theme Director

Theme Director

Dr. Janet Yother
(205) 934-9531
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Theme Co-Director

Theme Co-Director

Dr. Sunnie Thompson
(205) 996.7101
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