1. PhD in Biomedical Sciences
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Scholars from diverse personal and academic backgrounds immerse themselves in microbiology research and explore its potential applications to translational medicine in the Microbiology multidisciplinary training area. We focus on studying all aspects of virology, including influenza, dengue, West Nile, Zika, HIV, SARS-CoV-2, measles, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, cytomegalovirus, and other viruses. Researchers also investigate the host responses to these viruses, susceptibility to viruses, viral evolution, viral entry/life cycle, and many other aspects. We are also focused on developing novel vaccine strategies and antiviral therapeutics to combat infections. The Microbiology training area is ideal for those who would like to obtain a graduate degree in the field of virology and virus-host interactions. Students will take advantage of the dynamic research environment, core facilities, and career development opportunities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to join the next generation of virologists.

Within and beyond our labs, you will learn in an environment that supports inquiry, intellectual pursuit, exacting scientific process, and team collaboration. We foster personalized learning in which you take control of your own learning process, along with our guidance and support. You can expect to work with researchers who specialize in the following disciplines:

  • Antiviral and Viral Antagonism
  • Host Genetics/Epigenetics of Infectious Diseases
  • Innate and Adaptive Immunity
  • Development of Novel Model Systems
  • Viral Engineering and Tool Generation
  • Vaccine Development
  • Viral Entry

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