The Department of Infectious Diseases is home to over 30 faculty involved in the central missions of the University of Georgia: research, teaching, and service. Our extramurally supported research efforts encompass all aspects of infectious diseases with strengths in immunology, vaccinology, drug discovery, and investigation of host pathogen interactions. Faculty in infectious diseases have numerous collaborations with other departments at UGA, and are affiliated with several prominent research centers and institutes on campus. In addition, several of our faculty also fulfill service missions in veterinary diagnostic labs at the Athens and Tifton campuses, providing expertise in infectious disease diagnosis.
With a focus on cutting edge techniques and both basic and translation science, we provide a superb training environment for postdoctoral fellows. Our teaching mission is fulfilled through instruction in undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary professional courses. Our graduate program has grown to over 45 doctoral students, working with state-of-the-art instruments and advanced facilities such as the Animal Health Research Center, one of the most advanced biocontainment facilities located on a university campus.
The Ph.D. program in Infectious Diseases offers training in many disease relevant disciplines. Students in our program work on a variety of innovative projects, including host-pathogen interaction, immune mechanisms in disease, and vaccinology. We have excellent core facilities and access to some of the most advanced Biological Safety level 3 labs at any university.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
John M. Boden Award of Excellence in Animal Biomedical Research
Companion Animal Parasite Council Graduate Student in Zoonotic Disease Award
Strong partnership: UGA’s GRA Eminent Scholars foster innovation and economic development
Inventor of the Year Award
Federal Laboratory Consortium Southeast Region Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases
501 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602