The GBS Microbiology Theme is NOW ACCEPTING applications!      

Deadline for Priority Consideration:  December 1, 2015

Final Application Deadline: January 15, 2016       apply yourself

Mark your calendars!  For applicants chosen for on campus interivews, the UAB Graudate Biomedical Sciences will be holding 2 large interview weekends.  The first will be January 21st - 23rd and the second will be February 18th - 20th.


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.