Welcome

Theme Director
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Theme Co-Directors
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Peter Prevelige, Ph.D. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theme Administrator
Kym Proctor
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The Microbiology Theme would like to welcome the incoming Class of 2013-2014!


Domestic Application Deadline:  February 1, 2014
(Limited number of positions-early applications are strongly encouraged)
International Application Deadline:  January 15, 2014


The Microbiology Graduate Theme is a part of the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program. We are an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 40 faculty members from the Departments of Microbiology, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Genetics, Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Dentistry are involved in internationally renowned research and the training of Ph.D.-level graduate students. Currently, more than 70 students are in training in the laboratories of our faculty. Primary areas of research interest include the genetics, physiology, and molecular biology of microbes and how microbial pathogens cause disease. Basic cellular processes, host-pathogen interactions, and the design of innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases are under study in the laboratories of our faculty. Students graduating from the program are well-versed in modern microbiology and have the experience to pursue a diversity of career opportunities.