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Graduate Program

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program has been integrated into the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. This new interdisciplinary program provides students with the education, training, and skills that today's employers in academia, government and industry demand. All research faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology participate in the training of graduate students in this new program.

With a curriculum featuring an interdisciplinary approach to education and research training, students learn how to perform as independent scientific investigators, exploring new pathways for learning and discovery.

Both the MS with thesis and PhD programs are scholarly endeavors requiring original research. The programs challenge students to think logically and creatively and to express themselves independently.

Students benefit from Temple's high faculty-to-student ratio. They receive outstanding mentoring from their advisors and faculty—all premier researchers with national and international reputations. Students are also given ample opportunity to explore options for independent study and research.

Infectious Disease and Immunity (IDIM) Cluster Specific Courses:

Cellular and Molecular Basis of Host-Microbe Interactions

Biology of the Immune Response

Graduate Program Course Management

Dr. Bettina Buttaro
Co-Director – Cellular and Molecular Basis of Host-Microbe Interaction

Dr. Toby Eisenstein                  
Co-Director – Cellular and Molecular Basis of Host Microbe Interaction

Dr. Stefania Gallucci 
Section Leader – Molecules to Cells               

Dr. Marc Monestier
Director – Biology of the Immune Response
Co-Director – IDIM Graduate Student Seminar

Dr. Tomasz Skorski
Associate Director – Molecular Approaches in Research

Dr. Alexander Tsygankov    
Director – Molecular Approaches in Research
Co-Director – IDIM Graduate Student Seminar
Associate Director – Biology of the Immune Response