The Mount Sinai Department of Microbiology

The Mount Sinai Department of Microbiology welcomes medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. We also accept high school and college students for training and research experience. The department is dedicated to the study of biomedically important questions and the training of students and new scientists to continue this effort.

Mount Sinai established the School of Medicine and the Graduate School in 1968, and an informal, collegial atmosphere continues to prevail. Faculty members are very accessible, enabling students to interact with them and with students in other subspecialties.

Many journal clubs and research seminars are available across the institution,through the department, and other scientific institutions in New York City. Students are encouraged to attend local and national scientific meetings and report on their research.

The department offers two training programs: the Microbiology (MIC) Multidisciplinary Training Area and the Training Program in Mechanisms of Virus-Host Interactions.

Research Facilities

The Department of Microbiology is fully equipped for research and is located on the 16th floor of the Annenberg Building, a dedicated area for basic and clinical research in the biomedical sciences. The department maintains a substantial library, complemented by the medical school's library on the 11th floor. Computer resources are provided through remote-job-entry terminals connected to the School of Medicine’s computer center. Central animal facilities are located on the 26th floor.


Contact Us

Peter Palese, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology
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Tel: 212-241-7318
Fax: 212-722-3634

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Microbiology (MIC) Multidisciplinary Training Area
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Tel: 212-241-5182 or 212-241-7318
Fax:  212-534-1684

Jean Lim, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Microbiology (MIC) Multidisciplinary Training Area
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Tel: 212-241-7811 or 212-241-7318
Fax: 212-534-1684

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One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1124
New York, NY 10029