Baylor College of Medicine

School of Medicine

Molecular Virology & Microbiology


One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM215

MC 385

Houston, TX 77030

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. only

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Molecular Virology and Microbiology (MVM) Graduate Program provides an outstanding training environment for students pursuing careers in molecular virology, molecular bacteriology, and related fields. Students in the MVM program participate in an up-to-date curriculum that is taught from the primary literature. They engage in thesis projects at the cutting-edge and are directed by faculty who are leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Students publish their work in high impact peer-reviewed journals and regularly present their work at regional,national and international meetings.

Research within MVM laboratories is diverse, ranging from basic to clinical studies. Areas of interest include microbial pathogenesis, viral oncology,vaccine testing and evaluation, antibiotic resistance, host responses to infection, and transcriptional and translational regulation. Our expertise includes studies of respiratory viruses, viral and bacterial gastrointestinal diseases, HIV and AIDS, metagenomics and the microbiome, microbialgenomics, bioinformatics and structural biology. We also have a strong interest in emerging infectious diseases and biodefense, including Influenza, anthrax, emerging arboviruses, and Norovirus.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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