Department of Infectious Diseases

Improving health through technology and education

Animal and public health is seriously threatened by viral, bacterial, and parasitic infectious diseases. These diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, claiming at least 17 million human lives, and indeterminable numbers of animals each year.

Infectious Diseases at a glance

65

Graduate Students

49

Faculty Members

7

UGA Center/Institute affiliations

21

Patents

Impacting the world

With a focus on cutting edge techniques and both basic and translational science, the department is working to address all aspects of infectious diseases. Our strengths lie in immunology, vaccinology, drug discovery, and investigation of host-pathogen interactions, and our graduate programs are highly sought after.

Additionally, our research program is tackling the world’s greatest challenges, such as searching for ways to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

From teaching to research to service, our faculty are highly collaborative—working with other UGA departments and universities on high-level research—and dedicated to providing expertise in disease diagnosis as part of our veterinary diagnostic labs in Athens and Tifton.

Graduate Programs

For those interested in a research-driven career in academia or industry, we offer a PhD in Infectious Diseases. We also offer master’s degree programs and participate in the College’s DVM-PhD dual degree program.

Upcoming Seminars

Note: Contact jart@uga.edu for Zoom room and password information.

January
no seminars

February
6th
Tracey J. Lamb

13th
Greg Phillips

20th
Louise Moncla

27th
Nichola Hill

March
6th
Spring Break-no seminar

13th
Lyric C. Bartholomay

20th
Adrian Muwonge
University of Edinburgh in Scotland

27th
Silvia Moreno

April
3rd
Florian Krammer

10th
Alan Nyitray

17th
Courtney Murdock

24th
Michael Bachman

May
1st
Rozenberg Lab

 

Latest Infectious Disease news and stories

Testing the Waters in Djibouti

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Pavlicek is a microbiologist assigned to the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the current director of the microbiology laboratory of Naval Medical Research Unit-Three on Camp, Lemonnier, Djibouti, where she is…

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Changing the face of animal health through research

Our researchers are actively looking for solutions to common problems and challenges facing the both human and animal health.