What is Immunology and Medical Microbiology at WVU like?
The Immunology and Medical Microbiology curriculum uses a hands-on research approach, which makes it excellent preparation for medical, dental or veterinary school, graduate school and biotechnology.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how the immune system protects hosts from infectious diseases and the consequences of immune system malfunction, which can result in autoimmunity or cancer.
Our program fully integrates knowledge of the immune system with an excellent understanding of the mechanisms utilized by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites to cause disease. You will develop the laboratory skills and knowledge needed to assess the function of the immune system and to safely cultivate and identify microorganisms that cause disease in mammals.