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Microbiology MS and PhD Program

​The research programs of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology provide excellent opportunities for graduate training at the M.S., Ph.D., D.V.M./Ph.D. and combined Ph.D. and M.S./residency levels in fundamentals of modern investigative microbiology, immunology and pathobiology.  Areas of research strength in the department include bacteriology, mycobacterial diseases, prion biology, vector-borne infectious diseases and virology.  An emphasis is placed on a multi-disciplinary approach to research problems.  This is facilitated by collaborations with major research groups within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Interpretive diagnostic expertise training is also provided in conjunction with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

The MIP MS and PhD program will not only provide a strong foundation in a selected discipline, but also involve research in progressive areas such as emerging infectious diseases, biosecurity, interdisciplinary/systems biology and translational medicine. 

Our training programs are designed to prepare students for a teaching or research career at an academic institution, in industry, or in government.

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Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1682

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