The Microbiology (MIC) MTA is focused on studying all aspects of virology. We study a wide range of viruses that includes influenza, hepatitis C, dengue, West Nile, HIV, SARS-CoV2, measles, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, cytomegalovirus, and others. We investigate the host responses to these viruses, susceptibility to viruses, viral evolution, viral entry/life cycle, and many other aspects. We are also heavily focused on developing novel vaccine strategies and antiviral therapeutics to combat infections. MIC is ideal for those who would like to obtain a graduate degree in the field of virology and virus-host interactions.