Microbiology and Immunology Undergraduate Program

Our primary goal is to educate students in their chosen field and instill into them a desire for lifelong learning.  Research opportunities and laboratory engagement help create knowledge in our students while preparing them to become active members of the scientific and public communities.

Major Program Objectives are:

  1. To expose students to the various disciplines within the field of Microbiology and Immunology, including virology, parasitology, microbial genetics, immunology and medical bacteriology.
  2. To introduce students to special projects and/or research opportunities in laboratories at the Miller School of Medicine.
  3. To provide laboratory experience for the development of skills required for the conduct of research.
  4. To make students aware of current cutting edge research in the field of Microbiology and Immunology by attending seminars of speakers from within and outside the University.

     The Microbiology and Immunology Department is a multidisciplinary department encompassing the areas of cellular and molecular immunology, bacteriology, virology and parasitology.

     A major in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami, will end in the obtainment of a Bachelor’s of Science degree. As most, if not all, students go on to professional careers in the health sciences our major like most STEM majors requires thorough preparation in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics and mathematics.



Program Administrators:

Diana M. Lopez, Ph.D.
Director/Professor and Advisor
e-mail: d.lopez1@miami.edu

Roger Williams, M.S. Ed
Director, Student Activities/Advisor and Laboratory Coordinator
Editorial Advisor, UMiami Scientifica Magazine
e-mail: riwill@miami.edu

1301 Memorial Dr.Cox Science Center, Room 251 (Loc. 0421)
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone:  305-284-6422
Fax:  305-284-1797