Immunology/Microbiology: Philosophy

The Division of Immunology/ Microbiology is committed to educating bright, creative individuals for careers in scientific investigation. The training is accomplished through faculty-led instruction in the classroom, independent self-study, laboratory rotations, and intensive dissertation research under the direction of a mentor and student dissertation advisory committee. It is expected that students completing the Ph.D. program will be skilled in the scientific method, will be capable of independent critical thinking, will be skilled as life-long learners and, with additional postdoctoral training, will become leaders in their chosen field. The Division also offers a more limited educational program leading to the M.S. degree.