A competitive graduate program with an emphasis on existing and emerging interdisciplinary research areas
For those interested in a research-driven career in academia or industry, our Department of Infectious Diseases offers a PhD program with training in many disease relevant disciplines such as molecular virology, pathogenic bacteriology, classical and molecular parasitology, epidemiology, immunology, avian disease, and wildlife disease.
Important aspects of our graduate training program include:
- A seminar series that features excellent speakers from around the country
- Five journal clubs that cover the range of department research interests and provide important training in critical analysis of published work
- A yearly department retreat that offers an opportunity for our graduate students to present their work to their peers
- Competitive financial support
In addition to a range of molecular biology and immunology tools, the department has equipment to support phosphoimaging, quantitative real-time PCR, flow cytometry, computational bioinformatics, and chemiluminescent gel imaging.
Additionally, our college’s close proximity to the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency offices, as well as our access to facilities such as UGA’s Animal Health and Research Center, the Center for Vaccines and Immunology, and Diagnostic Laboratories, make us uniquely positioned for collaboration and innovation in education and research.