The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (MIMG) is the nucleus for research and education in immunological and microbiological topics for the five schools at UT Health San Antonio and provides a dynamic environment for scientific discovery and training.
Our mission is to further research in molecular immunology, microbial pathogenesis, tumor immunology, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies, and development of the immune system, to build the knowledge necessary for vaccines and therapies of the future.
We are committed to developing the next generation of scientists in biomedical research, and to this end, we offer a spectrum of training opportunities. We house an Undergraduate Research Program, participate in a high school student science training program (Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy), in addition to offering a Doctorate and a Master of Science Program in Immunology and Infection. Our faculty also teach and mentor PhD students through the Molecular Immunology & Microbiology Discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Science Program in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, in addition to providing the teaching in microbiology, immunology, and infection to our medical and dental students.
Finally, in addition to undergraduate and graduate trainees, Postdoctoral Fellows are important in our overall research effort. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in most laboratories of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics.