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Ph.D. Graduate Programs

The Department of Immunology & Microbiology is home to two distinct Ph.D. Graduate programs:

Immunology Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Immunology at the University of Colorado trains students in diverse areas of immunology that includes innate and adaptive immunity, host-pathogen interactions, tumor immunity, autoimmunity, immune deficiencies and vaccine development.  Our training faculty are based at both the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health and are predominantly members of the Immunology & Microbiology Department. However, our program students also are able to train with faculty at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes and in the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department as well as the Divisions of Infectious Disease, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology, Hematology and Gasteroenterology within the Department of Medicine. The ultimate outcome of our rigorous training program equips our graduates with a fundamental understanding of cellular and molecular immunological mechanisms that continue to contribute to a variety of diseases that remain as global health burdens. 

Microbiology Graduate Progr​am

The Microbiology Graduate Program at the University of Colorado is a Ph.D. program preparing students for careers in research and teaching in the molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases in both microbiology and virology. Close individual attention is given by the faculty to the needs and training of each graduate student. Based primarily within the Department of Microbiology, the program faculty also includes members of the departments of Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Immunology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Faculty research interests include the molecular mechanisms of bacterial and viral pathogenesis, the molecular biology of bacterial, viral and cellular gene expression and host-parasite interactions in infectious disease.