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Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

The Department of Microbial Pathogenesis is a research-driven academic unit at Yale School of Medicine. Here you will find information about our research and educational missions, including the Yale Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Graduate Program in Microbiology.

Both the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and the Graduate Program in Microbiology address important questions related to the understanding of the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, host response to microbial pathogens as well as the development of strategies to prevent and combat infectious diseases. The areas of expertise of the Faculty span those of prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular biology, cell biology, immunology and structural biology.