The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics is part of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Our faculty teach and conduct research on infectious agents and the immune system. The department is the nucleus for research and education in microbiological and immunological topics for the five schools at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and provides a dynamic environment for scientific discovery and training.
Our mission is to advance knowledge in the areas of microbial pathogenesis, inflammation, protective immuneresponses, molecular immunology, tumor immunology and autoimmunity, in order to build the knowledge necessary for therapies of the future. To this end, basic and translational research are of equal importance, to foster discovery of biological truths and translate those discoveries into new therapeutics.
We are committed to developing the next generation of scientists, and to thisend, offer a spectrum of training opportunities. We house an Undergraduate Research Program, in addition to a Master of Science Program in Immunology and Infection. Our faculty also train doctoral students through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences IBMS program in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity. Finally, in addition to undergraduate and graduate trainees, Postdoctoral Fellows are important in our overall research effort. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in most laboratories of the
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics.
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics supports a variety of learning and training opportunities in seminars, lectures and events, including:
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