The Microbiology…

The Medical Microbiologist have a full knowledge of the basic and clinical foundations of the different microbial pathogens. They study the epidemiology, pathogenesis, processing, clinical diagnosis and prevention including vaccine development of the different microorganisms. He/She investigates the virulence factors and microbial physiology, as well as, the physiopathology and immunological responses of the host to the microorganisms. They apply modern research techniques for the in-depth studies of bacteria, fungi, virus and parasites of medical relevance as well as the host immunological response.

The Department of Microbiology and Medical Zoology prepares the graduate students in different areas of microbiology, so they can attain leaderships positions in the health systems. Excellent employment opportunities are available in the academic settings, public and private health system, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and federal agencies such as CDC, FDA and EPA, among others.