MIC Graduate Studies

About

The Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MIC) Department is the home department for almost 60 Ph.D. candidates and MSTP Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) graduate students. Our graduate students study under internationally-recognized scientists in the areas of immunology, cancer biology, virology, bacteriology, infectious diseases, biodefense. The diversity of our Department ensures that students in MIC are offered diverse, interdisciplinary training throughout their graduate career.  The wide variety of choices in laboratories and coursework, coupled with flexible departmental requirements, enables each student to design a custom-tailored training program that culminates in the awarding of the Ph.D. degree.

Admissions Procedure

BIMS Application

BIMS is an interdisciplinary program that will permit degree selection and specialization after your first year.

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When you pursue a graduate degree from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, your first year will be interdisciplinary and you will apply to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BIMS).

In the first year, BIMS students undertake three six-week research rotations in early July to late August, October to early November, and  January to mid-February in any BIMS research area of their choice.

Students identify their thesis lab and mentor in mid-February of their first year. BIMS students who select primary or secondary MIC faculty for their thesis mentors can choose to pursue their Ph.D. degree in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.

BIMS Application

BIMS is an interdisciplinary program that will permit degree selection and specialization after your first year.

Apply Here

Direct Inquiries

Lucy F. Pemberton, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
West Complex, Room 7201, 7th Floor
Email: lfp2n@virginia.edu
Tel: (434) 243-6737