Washington University in St Louis

Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis


One Brookings Drive / Campus Box 1079

Washington University

Saint Louis, MO 63130

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program teaches comprehensive and modern approaches to understanding microbes and the diseases they cause. It includes two major areas of research: 1) Molecular Microbiology: the genetics and physiology of microbes, including fundamental processes of gene regulation and protein processing. 2) Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense: the molecular biology and biochemistry of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths and viruses, with emphasis on mechanisms of virulence and host-parasite interactions.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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