Department of Microbiology Education
Faculty in NYU Langone’s Department of Microbiology train graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates in the molecular basis of disease and all aspects of microbiology, including the microbiome, the structural function of microbial components, infectious diseases, and host immune responses.
We also offer opportunities for undergraduates to participate in summer research as part of the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences’ Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Recent college graduates who are interested in conducting graduate-level microbiology research in our laboratories before applying to an advanced degree program may contact a faculty mentor to inquire about current training opportunities for research associates.
We prepare researchers for careers in the fields of microbiology and infectious disease and offer research guidance from experienced faculty mentors.
Researchers in our PhD program study microbiome biology; the mechanisms of microbial and parasitic pathogenicity; host resistance to infectious agents; the structural function of microbial components; the molecular, cellular, and immunological phenomena associated with microbial colonization and infection; and the genetics of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes.
Coursework emphasizes the molecular aspects of pathogenesis. Topics include bacteriology, virology, parasitology, cell and molecular biology, immunology, macromolecular mechanisms, and medical microbiology.
Learn more about the Microbiology PhD Training Program offered through Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
We train graduate students to be leaders in academic medicine and biomedical research in a National Institutes of Health (NIH)–recognized Medical Scientist Training Program that merges the fundamentals of scientific inquiry with the insights and experience of clinical care. Our rigorous dual curriculum prepares physician–scientists for the challenges of academic medicine and fundamental biomedical research. Learn more about the MD/PhD Program.
We recruit talented postdoctoral fellows to conduct research among a vibrant, forward-thinking cohort of faculty and trainees. As mentors and colleagues, we support your research and early career, helping you acquire professional skills and navigate the job market. Learn more about postdoctoral training in microbiology.
National Institutes of Health–Funded Training Programs
We offer researchers opportunities to be appointed to training programs funded by T32 grants from the NIH. These grants provide support for up to two years of the time you train with a faculty mentor.
In collaboration with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, we also offer a T32 NIH-funded Training Program in Mechanisms of Virus–Host Interactions for medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to pursue research that explores how viruses and hosts interact. We also present a biannual research symposium during which investigators share their latest discoveries. Learn more about the NIH-funded Training Program in Mechanisms of Virus–Host Interactions.
For more information about Department of Microbiology educational programs and how to apply, contact Andrew J. Darwin, PhD, graduate advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org; Ian J. Mohr, PhD, director of the NIH-funded training programs, at email@example.com; or Jeffrey N. Weiser, MD, department chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.