About the Program

Degree Objectives

The objective of this program is to provide students with research-oriented pursuits that will train them to design and implement independent investigations and advance the fundamental knowledge of infectious disease agents and their interactions with the human host and the environment. The IDI PhD program is a five year program. Students in the program are fully funded, all tuition and fees are paid for plus monthly stipend are provided including summer months.

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.

The Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Facility at UC Berkeley is a state-of-the-art
center for infectious disease research.

This program crosses traditional departmental boundaries to combine clinical, epidemiological and basic laboratory research strategies in modern biology and apply these to specific infections disease problems affecting human populations. In addition, the students will have an opportunity to interact with faculty members of multidisciplinary Centers involved in global infectious disease research. These include Center for Global Public Health (http://globalhealth.berkeley.edu/cgph/) and Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (http://globalhealth.berkeley.edu/cend/ ). Thus, students matriculating through this program will acquire expertise in not only fundamental infectious disease research but also in how this research relates to other disciplines. Thus they will be well prepared for careers in academia, governmental agencies, and biotechnology. For further information, go to microbe.berkeley.edu or the Ph.D. web site at microbe.berkeley.edu/idgroup.



Division Manager

Teresa Liu
293 University Hall
50 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

Phone: (510) 642-2613
Email: idadmin@berkeley.edu
Fax: (510) 643-6426


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