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 2017 MIC Incoming Students

Rachel Andrews, Florida State University
Katherine Kruckow, University of Georgia
Abigail McConahay, University of South Carolina
Rachel Muir, Eastern Kentucky University
Jason Needham, University of North Carolina


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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