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Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology is a course of study in the University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS), a program that offers cutting edge research training in basic, biomedical, clinical and population sciences. This program provides a stimulating environment for our students who will play a leadership role in academic, government and industrial research and in international health organizations. Advances in molecular and cell biology and genetics have opened new approaches to the study of basic and applied aspects of infectious disease and host defense. We are applying these approaches to studies of microbial pathogenesis, immune cell function, inflammation, receptor signaling, prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation, genetic manipulation of cell functions, tumor immunology and immunotherapy and vaccine development. Techniques including functional genomics, gene delivery, and derivation of transgenic animals are being developed and utilized to address specific questions. Our program provides interactive, multifaceted education and research training, and as a result, our graduates receive comprehensive education in molecular and cell biology, microbiology and immunology and in-depth training in their chosen area of research.
Students may also pursue Molecular Medicine through the Graduate Program in Life Sciences:
Molecular Medicine & Toxicology
The Molecular Medicine program is an interdisciplinary program of study leading to a Ph.D. degree, and is open to UMCES students through the University of Baltimore Graduate Program in Life Sciences. Toxicology is a track in the Molecular Medicine program. This masters program includes cutting-edge research and provides educational and professional training in broad areas of toxicology.