The Virology Specialization Program is directed by faculty from the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (CBMG) but is both interdepartmental and multi-institutional. We have combined the expertise of campus faculty as well as those from local institutes to create a truly unique program that essentially spans all of virology and includes faculty working on plant, fungal, animal, and human viruses as well as prions and viroids. The program is designed to train students broadly with the goal of producing graduates that have an understanding and professional level of expertise that encompasses the full breadth of virology.
Most faculty in the Virology Specialization area are part of the Virology Training Program which is supported by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Program maintains a detailed website with news about upcoming events and information for students who wish to become part of the training program. Information about program faculty and specific requirements for students is also maintained on that site.
Note: All core and elective courses are 7 weeks each except Special Topics in Virology I and II and Bioethics which meet once a week for the entire semester. All CBMG students are required to take all 4 core courses and 3 electives. See the Virology Training Program site for more information on specific requirements students in that program.