|Theme Director:||Janet Yother, PhD|
|Theme Co-Director:||Sunnie Thompson, PhD|
The Microbiology (MIC) theme is a part of the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program. We are an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 40 faculty members from the Departments of Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Genetics, Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Dentistry are involved in internationally renowned research and the training of Ph.D.-level graduate students. Currently, more than 70 students are in training in the laboratories of our faculty. Primary areas of research interest include the genetics, physiology, and molecular biology of microbes and how microbial pathogens cause disease. Basic cellular processes, host-pathogen interactions, and the design of innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases are under study in the laboratories of our faculty. Students graduating from the Program are well-versed in modern microbiology and have the experience to pursue a diversity of career opportunities.
Prospective students should visit the GBS Admissions page for information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, and how to apply.
|Lab Rotation I|
|Lab Rotation 2|
|Lab Rotation 3|
|Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism|
|Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Basic Biological Organization|
|Prokaryotic Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Structural Biology for Micro|
|Theme Required Courses||8|
|GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 1|
|GBS Required Courses||6|
|Intro to Biostats|
|Principles of Scientific Integrity|
|Three Advanced Courses 3||9|
|Journal Clubs 4||8|
|Research Hours 5||24|
Required fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation.
Courses selected from the following: GBS 700, GBS 702, GBS 715, GBS 718, GBS 726, GBS 727, GBS 729, GBS 732, GBS 739, GBS 749, GBS 754, GBS 757, GBS 765, GBS 775, GBS 778, GBS 779, GBSC 705, GBSC 706, GBSC 707, GBSC 708, GBSC 709, GBSC 710, GBSC 712, GBSC 715, GBSC 717,GBSC 721, GBSC 724, GBSC 725, GBSC 728, GBSC 730, GBSC 732, GBSC 734, GBSC 735, GBSC 740, GBSC 741, or approved course.
All students accepted into GBS programs receive a competitive annual stipend and fully paid tuition and fees. Single coverage health insurance is also provided at no cost to the student through VIVA Health UAB. The annual stipend for the current academic year is $29,000. The total annual award value, including stipend, tuition, fees and health insurance is >$37,500. Stipends are reviewed and updated regularly.
The faculty listing for the Microbiology theme is located here.