Graduate Recruitment

For more information about our Graduate Recruitment Committee and their mission, please click the above link.

Contact the Department

Brenda Knorr
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 672
Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-3402

Writing Assistance

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What is the IMV Program?


The program is “home” to first year students; at the end of the first year students choose a Ph.D. Program (usually Microbiology and Immunology) and a permanent advisor.

Advisors and Ph.D. Programs

In the first year of study, students complete 3 or 4 research rotations before choosing a permanent advisor. Click here for a complete list of faculty participating in this program.

Students matriculate into the Ph.D. Program in Microbiology & Immunology or may choose another program at the end of the first year of study.

Important Dates

Completed applications must be received by January 1 for consideration for Fall semester admission (new students are only admitted for Fall semester).

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Microbiology & Immunology Facebook Site

T32 Sponsored Programs


The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has been awarded several highly competitive, institutional training grants from the National Institutes of Health. These grants provide funds for stipend support, educational and training opportunities for Ph.D. students working in the areas of immunology, microbial pathogenesis (including bacteria, fungi and viruses), HIV/AIDS research, and oral biology. Upper level students that have fulfilled coursework and qualifying exam requirements are eligible for consideration, and suitable candidates are selected by the faculty.

Grant Name Principal Investigator
Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program in Immunology Edith Lord Ph.D.
HIV-1 Replication and Pathogenesis Sanjay Maggirwar Ph.D.

Predoctoral students in Microbiology and Immunology may also receive support from additional training grants that include the following:



Portrait of Scott Butler, Ph. D.

Scott Butler, Ph.D.
IMV Program Director

Apply Now!

For more information and details on how to apply please visit the Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.

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