Microbiology & Immunology

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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers graduate programs leading to the M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees. Current research carried out in the department deals with the following topics:

Molecular Genetics/Microbial Physiology: molecular regulation and secretion of virulence factors in pathogenic bacteria, genetic regulation of gluconeogenic enzymes, catalytic and regulatory mechanisms of microbial enzymes, chromosomal rearrangements, carcinogenesis, chemical mutagenesis, mutagenic mechanisms, DNA alkylation damage and repair in eukaryotes, and mechanism of replication nitiation.

Immunology/Virology: molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for self-nonself discrimination and immune class determination, cellular and molecular interactions involved in lymphocyte activation and differentiation, analysis of regulatory function of CD8 T cells.

Pathogenesis/Infectious Diseases: development of effective vaccination and immunotherapeutic strategies against intracellular pathogens causing chronic disease and against cancers, clinical bacteriology.

Tumor Biology/Immunology: tumor metastasis, molecular tumor immunology.

Program Requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Transfer from Master's to Ph.D.