PhD in Microbiology & Immunology


Graduate Program Outline

The purpose of training in the Graduate Program of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is to learn how to ask scientific questions and what to do to answer them.  For that reason, the program heavily emphasizes laboratory research. 

To provide a foundation of knowledge, formal coursework is concentrated in the first year, including General Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Virology, Bacteriology, Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases, Genetics, Molecular Methods, and Biochemistry. During the first year of graduate study, the student becomes acquainted with the research activities of each faculty member by attending faculty seminars and by rotating through research laboratories selected by the student. Students may select research areas from a variety of disciplines in Molecular Biology, Virology, Immunology, and Bacteriology. Topics currently being investigated are listed here.

An individualized program of study is developed for each graduate student through regular consultation with a faculty Advisory Committee. This program consists of lecture and laboratory courses, seminars, journal clubs, preparation of research proposals, and independent research.



Details of the Program

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Department of Microbiology & Immunology
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71103
(318) 675-5750

Dr. Martin J. Sapp
Department Chairman
(318) 675-4333

Dominique C. Williams, MSRS, RT(R)
Business Manager
(318) 675-5750

Dr. Stanimir Ivanov
Graduate Recruitment
(318) 675-3209

Andria Buck
Project Coordinator
(318) 675-4781

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Center for Emerging Viral Threats
LSU Boyd Professor,
Dr. Dennis O'Callaghan