Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology - Education

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology is responsible for two major courses in the Medical Curriculum. Cell Structure and Function introduces first year students to the major cellular processes that form the basis for advances in modern molecular medicine. The Medical Microbiology and Immunology Course teaches second-year medical students Immunology, Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology and Parasitology. Student electives in Clinical Virology, Clinical Immunology, and Cancer Research are available for third- and fourth-year medical students.

The Department also offers research opportunities for students through the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. and Masters Programs. Faculty members in the Department serve as mentors to Masters and Doctoral students interested in pursuing research in tumor biology, immunology, and infectious disease.

The Department's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers advanced training and research opportunities for fellows who have received their M.D. or Ph.D. degrees. Postdoctoral fellows undertake specific research projects under the guidance of Department faculty members and participate in journal clubs and seminar programs.