|Theme Director||Janet Yother, Ph.D.|
|Theme Co-Director||Sunnie Thompson, Ph.D.|
Microbiology is one of eight interdisciplinary PhD themes within Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS). Students select a theme upon application but have access to faculty and courses from across GBS, allowing for flexibility in both research and academics.
The Microbiology Theme emphasizes the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 60 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 PhD students. UAB has rapidly become a major center for biomedical research and ranks among the most prestigious research institutions in the world.
Prospective students should visit the GBS Admissions page for information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, and how to apply.
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. Please reference the GBS Financial Support page for further information.
|Lab Rotation 1|
|Lab Rotation 2|
|Lab Rotation 3|
|Core Concepts in Research: Critical Thinking & Error Analysis|
|Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism|
|Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Basic Biological Organization|
|Microbial Genetics and Pathogenesis|
|Introduction to Structural Biology Methods|
|Communicating Science: Reading, Writing and Presentation|
|Theme Required Courses||8|
|GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 1|
|GBS Required Courses||49|
|Principles of Scientific Integrity|
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 2
Three Advanced Courses 4
Journal Clubs 5
Required fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation.
Required each fall and spring, 2nd year until graduation. Courses selected from the following: GBS 736, GBS 746J, GBS 747J, GBS 756, GBS 766, GBS 776, GBS 786J, GBS 793, GBSC 700, GBSC 713, GBSC 720, INFO 673, INFO 793
Three advanced courses selected from the following: GBS 700, GBS 702, GBS 715, GBS 718, GBS 726, GBS 729, GBS 739, GBS 742, GBS 749, GBS 754, GBS 757, GBS 765, GBS 775, GBS 778, GBS 779, GBS 783, GBSC 705, GBSC 706, GBSC 707, GBSC 709, GBSC 710, GBSC 710, GBSC 712, GBSC 714, GBSC 715, GBSC 717, GBSC 721, GBSC 724, GBSC 725, GBSC 728, GBSC 730, GBSC 732, GBSC 734, GBSC 735, GBSC 736, GBSC 740, GBSC 741, GBSC 743, GBSC 745, GBSC 746, INFO 701, INFO 702, INFO 703, INFO 704, INFO 751, INFO 762, INFO 797, INFO 796, BME 770, BME 773, BME 780, or other approved course.
Student must complete 24 hours total of dissertation research, GBS 799.
The faculty listing for the Microbiology theme is located here.
For further information, please reference the GBS website.