Welcome

Theme Director
Janet Yother, Ph.D jyother@uab.edu

Theme Co-Directors
Michael Niederweis, Ph.D. mnieder@uab.edu

Peter Prevelige, Ph.D. prevelig@uab.edu

Program Manager
Nicole Cross
nicolen@uab.edu

The Graduate Biomedical Sciences Microbiology Theme is now accepting applications!

Priority interview consideration application deadline: December 1 (Limited number of positions - early applications are strongly encouraged)

Domestic and International application final deadline:  January 15

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.