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Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Molecular Virology & Microbiology Education


Doctoral and postdoctoral research training opportunities in molecular virology focus on general animal virology, viral genetics, viral infectious diseases, transcriptional and translational regulation of viral gene expression, viral pathogenesis, structural virology, and cancer virology, with emphasis on molecular mechanisms. Additional virology programs focus on respiratory viruses, including application and development of various assays and animal models; T- and B-cell immune responses; mediators of immunity; mucosal immunology; pathogenesis; and antivirals.

Doctoral and postdoctoral research training opportunities in molecular microbiology focus on microbial genomics, molecular genetics, physiology and regulation of bacterial pathogenesis, genetic and physical analysis of protein structure-function relationships, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, biochemical analysis of membrane transport, DNA topology, and site-specific recombination.


Program Offerings


Microbiology: A Career of learning, discovery


Dr. Mary Estes shares her passion for solving microbiology mysteries.

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