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Microbiology and Immunology

Chair: Ronald K. Taylor

B. L. Berwin (Microbiology and Immunology), D. J. Bzik (Microbiology and Immunology), A. Cheung (Microbiology and Immunology), M. W. Fanger (Microbiology and Immunology), S. N. Fiering (Microbiology and Immunology, and Genetics), J. D. Gorham (Pathology, and Microbiology and Immunology), W. R. Green (Microbiology and Immunology), P. M. Guyre (Physiology, and Microbiology and Immunology), W. F. Hickey (Pathology), D. A. Hogan (Microbiology and Immunology), L. H. Kasper (Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology), D. A. Leib (Microbiology and Immunology), R. J. Noelle (Microbiology and Immunology), G. A. O’Toole (Microbiology and Immunology), W. R. Rigby (Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology), C. L. Sentman, (Microbiology and Immunology), P. R. Sundstrom (Microbiology and Immunology), R. K. Taylor (Microbiology and Immunology), M. J. Turk (Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and Microbiology and Immunology), E. J. Usherwood (Microbiology and Immunology), W. F. Wade (Microbiology and Immunology).

The Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology is administered by the Microbiology and Immunology Department of Dartmouth Medical School. To qualify for award of the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology and Immunology (M/I), a student must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Satisfactory completion of an intensive three-term course in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry—Biochemistry 101, Genetics 102, Biochemistry 103, a one-term teaching assignment, and a three-term course in laboratory experience in Microbiology and Immunology, including cell and molecular biology. The last will consist of three small research projects, conducted in rotation with different faculty members for periods of approximately three months.

2. Satisfactory completion of three other graduate level courses from the approved list of course offerings.

3. Attendance at, and participation in, the weekly seminar series and, one of the journal clubs of the MCB Program.

4. Participation in the weekly Research in Progress (RIP) series.

5. Satisfactory completion of an oral qualifying examination.

6. Satisfactory completion of a significant research project, and preparation of a thesis describing this research.

7. Successful defense of the thesis in an oral examination, and presentation of the work in a Seminar.