Introduction to the Microbiology and Immunology Program

The mission of the Ph.D. Program in Microbiology and Immunology within the Institute for Biomedical Sciences is to provide a flexible, rigorous training program, so that our graduates may become outstanding independent research scientists. It is a multidisciplinary program comprised of faculty at The George Washington University as well as at academic institutions such as Children’s National Health System and the National Institutes of Health. Research strengths and training opportunities include the study of host-pathogen relationships, inflammation, vaccine development, T lymphocyte activation, cancer immunology, molecular parasitology, molecular retrovirology (HIV/AIDS), and microbial genomics and proteomics. In addition several investigators are very active in global infectious disease research and maintain international collaborations with research laboratories and field sites in Brazil, Thailand and China.

For general information about the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, please refer to the Program page located on this website. For detailed questions about individual programs, please contact the IBS Office or the Microbiology and immunology program director below. Detailed Admissions information can also be found on this website.

For more detailed information regarding the Microbiology and Immunology program, you may also contact:

David Leitenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Microbiology and Immunology Program