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

59

Graduate Students

49

Faculty Members

7

UGA Center/Institute affiliations

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 zika.

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 participate in the college-wide Comparative Biomedical Science graduate program and in the college’s DVM-PhD program.

Related to Infectious Diseases

Undergraduate student research opportunities

Are you an undergraduate student interested in research? Infectious Diseases has a student research program.

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.