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.
The Microbiology MTA researchers are focused on the following major disciplines:
- Antiviral and Viral Antagonism
- Host Genetics/Epigenetics of Infectious Diseases
- Innate and Adaptive Immunity
- Development of Novel Model Systems to study viral infections
- Viral engineering and tool generation
- Vaccine Development
- Viral Entry
Our curriculum provides comprehensive training in the field of Microbiology with a special focus on virology and virus-host interactions.
Scholars come together from diverse personal and academic backgrounds to immerse themselves in the bioscience and research of microbiology and to explore its potential applications to translational medicine.
Meet Our Co-Directors
Jean Lim, Ph.D, Associate Professor in Microbiology.
Domenico Tortorella, PhD, Professor in Microbiology
Meet Our Microbiology Steering Committee
Adolfo García-Sastre, PhD
Peter Palese, PhD
Domenico Tortorella, PhD
Meet Our Faculty
Meet the accomplished faculty members of the Microbiology Graduate Training Area.
Review recent publications and collections authored by members of MIC laboratories:
Dr. Dusan Bogunovic Publications
Dr. Nicole Bouvier Publications
Dr. Andrea Branch Publications
Dr. Benjamin Chen Publications
Dr. Matthew Evans Publications
Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma Publications
Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre Publications
Dr. Catarina Hioe publications
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson Publications
Dr. Florian Krammer Publications
Dr. Brad Rosenberg Publications
Dr. Michael Schotsaert Publications
Dr. Viviana Simon Publications
Dr. Benjamin tenOever Publications
Dr. Domenico Tortorella Publications
Our Microbiology laboratories conduct a broad range and depth of research.
Within and beyond our labs, the learning environment in the Microbiology MTA is one of inquiry, intellectual pursuit, exacting scientific process, and team collaboration. At the same time, we foster personalized learning in which you take control of your own learning process, along with our guidance and support.