Molecular Immunology & Microbiology

A discipline of Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

The  Molecular Immunology & Microbiology (MIM) discipline offers Ph.D. students a unique training experience in research areas involving molecular, cellular, and systems analyses of the immune system in both health and disease, with particular emphases on microbial infections, autoimmunity and cancer. The primary goal of the MIM discipline is to train immunologists and microbiologists to enter successful careers in academia, industry or government. 


  • Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree and relevant advance coursework
  • GPA no lower than 3.0
  • Submit transcripts to Office of the Registrar

Tuition and fees

Students receive a stipend of $35,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.


The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is proud to partner with the Texas Higher Education Board in helping students develop and build on skills employers value and seek out in job candidates.

Career Paths and Marketable Skills

Sergio Cepeda, 4th year student

I feel comfortable asking any faculty member for help in experiments beyond my area of expertise and my peers in other labs are a constant source of help in, and outside, the lab.

Sergio Cepeda, 4th year student