Microbial Pathogens Training
Scanning EM of biofilm - Courtesy CDC Image Bank
Molecular Microbiology Program
The Molecular Analysis of Microbial Pathogens is an NIH-funded training program based in the Molecular Microbiology graduate program of the Sackler School and includes faculty members from a number of departments of the Tufts University School of Medicine. The program trains predoctoral students with specific interests in microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them.
Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.
Our program has funding for five predoctoral trainees.
Ralph Isberg, PhD
Andrew Camilli, PhD
Health Science Campus
The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.
Apply to the Sackler School
The priority application deadlines are as follows:
December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs
February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences
March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program
May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development
June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research