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The Program in Microbiology is a multidepartmental, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program of training and research in the study of microorganisms and their effects on their hosts. The faculty of the program share a commitment to understanding the biology of microorganisms through cellular, molecular, and genetic approaches. The faculty comprise microbiologists in several academic departments at Yale, including Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Experimental Pathology, Genetics, Immunobiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. The program is coordinated through the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis.

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Afeez Sodeinde

"The wide range of research areas covered by the Microbiology Track faculty was ideal for my broad interests. I explored different research areas, studied exciting topics, and discovered previously unfamiliar fields during my rotations. The flexibility in the Track’s curriculum also allowed me to prioritize topics relevant to my goals. I have enjoyed positive interactions with students and faculty throughout my classes, rotation, the Research in Progress Talks, and Microbiology Graduate Seminar Series. Initiating conversations with distinguished scientists in the department and advanced graduate students has also been straightforward throughout these events. Members of Microbiology Track have genuine interests in helping each other succeed. I am convinced that the thorough training provided by the Track and the support from department members will facilitate my development as a scientist."