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Microbiology and Virology PhD Graduate School Program

August 13, 2012
The Department of Microbiology is focused on studying such viruses as influenza virus, hepatitis C, dengue, Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, cytomegalovirus, and several other negative-stranded RNA viruses. Studies are directed at understanding how the innate immune system of the infected host is counteracted by components of these viruses and how the interferon signaling system works on a molecular level. Department researchers use this knowledge to develop new vaccines against these viruses and work to identify small molecular weight compounds for use as antivirals. This is a great department for those who would like to obtain a Masters degree or PhD in the field of Virology. We also welcome postdoctoral fellows to apply to our virology program.