About the Program

The PhD program in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas at San Antonio is an interdisciplinary graduate program that is designed to provide state-of-the-art training in various research areas spanning microbial sciences and immunology. The goal of the program is to prepare students in basic, applied, and translational aspects of microbiology and immunology for careers in academia, industry, government, and global health settings. This goal is achieved through a strong academic curriculum, support from a vibrant and highly dedicated set of faculty, access to cutting-edge technology, and instrumentation in core facilities and integrated professional development activities. Additionally, the program has a partnership with Texas Biomedical Research Institute, offering additional opportunities for research and professional development.

Program Benefits

  • $31,000 annual stipend
  • Fully paid tuition and fees
  • Three 10-week rotations
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Committed faculty
  • No GRE required
  • TOEFL required for foreign applicants whose native language is not English

Research Areas

Graduate Advisor of Record

Janakiram Seshu

Janakiram Seshu, Ph.D.


Program Manager

MMI PhD Info Sessions

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