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Microbiology PhD Training Program Curriculum

In addition to lab rotations and research, our Microbiology PhD Training Program curriculum includes coursework and seminars.


Core and elective courses emphasize the molecular aspects of microbial pathogenesis.

Core Courses

In addition to courses taken by all Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences PhD students, microbiology training program candidates often take the following:

Fundamentals in Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Introduction to Immunology
Medical Microbiology
Molecular Virology
Topics in Molecular Biology

Elective Courses

Students may also find the following courses useful:

Cell Biology
Host–Pathogen Interactions
Molecular Mechanisms in Biology


Our seminars provide opportunities to learn about your colleagues’ work, present your own work, and receive feedback from faculty.

Microbiology Works in Progress Series

In the weekly Microbiology Works in Progress Series, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows present their current research and answer questions from the audience. Faculty members meet with the speakers after each talk to provide feedback on presentation style.

Microbiology Seminar Series

The Microbiology Seminar Series invites renowned scientists from across the country and around the world to present their research and meet with faculty and trainees. For other program-specific requirements, email Ian Mohr, PhD, program director, at ian.mohr@nyulangone.org or Andrew Darwin, PhD, graduate advisor, at andrew.darwin@nyulangone.org.