Infectious Diseases and Immunity

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Graduate Group in Infectious Diseases and Immunity (IDI) provides opportunities for the study of the biology of infectious agents, their interaction with human and other hosts, and their relationship with the environment. The program is unique in its emphasis on integrated multidisciplinary training in host-pathogen environmental interactions. Important areas of inquiry include the biology of host-pathogen interactions; molecular and cellular aspects of pathogenesis; the ecology and evolution of disease agents; environmental factors in transmission; intermediate hosts and vectors; the biology of surveillance and epidemiological analysis; vaccine and drug development; and public health practices for disease prevention and control.

The objective of this program is to provide students with research-oriented pursuits that will train them to design and implement independent investigations. The goal is to promote health by integration of basic research and applied technologies for the development of new approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of infectious disease in humans.

Students matriculating through this program will acquire expertise in fundamental infectious disease research and thus are well prepared for careers in academia, governmental agencies, and biotechnology. For admission requirements and application process, visit both the IDI website and the Grad Division website for details. Application deadline: December 1st for the following year's fall semester admission.

For a full list of IDI faculty, please visit the IDI website.

Undergraduate Program

There is no undergraduate program in Infectious Diseases and Immunity.

Graduate Program

Infectious Diseases and Immunity: PhD

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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Infectious Diseases and Immunity

2220-18, Berkeley Way West, Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: 510-642-2613

idadmin@berkeley.edu

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Program Head

Eva Harris, PhD

500D Li Ka Shing Center

Phone: 510-642-4845

eharris@berkeley.edu

Division Manager

Teresa Liu

5321-15 Berkeley Way West

Phone: 510-642-2613

idadmin@berkeley.edu

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