Education

Faculty in the Department of Microbiology participate in the training of a variety of pre- and post-doctoral students. There are also opportunities for undergraduates to participate in summer research. Please follow these links for detailed information on each of these vibrant programs.


A number of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees with the department are supported by the following sources.

NIH Training Programs

NIH Training Program in Basic Microbiological Processes in Infectious Diseases

In collaboration with faculty from the Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Pathology, the Department of Microbiology administers an interdisciplinary NIH Training Program in Basic Microbiological Processes in Infectious Diseases. The purpose of this program is to offer comprehensive training in the basic mechanisms of infectious disease to pre- and postdoctoral students. Requirements for pre-doctoral students are three rotations and course work, including two semesters of Foundations in Cell and Molecular Biology in the first year, and Medical Microbiology in the second year. Seminars in microbiology are also a requirement. These comprise a student/faculty journal club in the fall and research talks in the spring. Students are also encouraged to take a least one elective class in microbiology, such as Bacterial Pathogenesis or Advanced Virology, which are given during the spring semester in alternate years. For more information, please visit Microbiology Program Overview webpage.

NIH Training Program in Mechanisms of Virus-Host Interactions

This is a multi-disciplinary program comprised of faculty from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University Main Campus and NYU School of Medicine.. The goal is to train graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows in the study of virus-host interactions. One of the highlights of the training program is a biannual research symposium in which trainees and faculty from the two institutions gather to share their latest findings through platform presentations and a poster session. Each symposium features a prominent virologist from another institution as a keynote speaker.


Admission Requirements / How to Apply

Degree Program/Curriculum

Graduate Advisors Contact Information

Admissions Information (current info)

Basic Microbiological Processes Training Program

Both pre- and post-doctoral students receive comprehensive training in the basic mechanisms of infectious disease through an interdisciplinary NIH Training Program in Basic Microbiological Processes in Infectious Diseases. The program is administered by the Department of Microbiology in collaboration with the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology and with other faculty from the Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Pathology.

Links to the Admissions Pages:

Medical and Molecular Parasitology Training Program

Fogarty Global Infectious Disease Training Grant with India