Affiliate Resources

The research environment in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is strongly interactive among different laboratories. There is Core support from the University for key technologies, including protein analysis, bioinformatics and molecular modeling, electron and confocal microscopy, and a transgenic mouse facility. An NIH training grant, entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis", has been awarded to us to train pre- and post-doctoral students. The research groups in the MMG Program are supportive of one another and students in the Program profit from the advice of faculty and postdoctoral associates in many different laboratories. Because the Program is Interdepartmental, it benefits from faculty with different backgrounds and the research labs are located at the main University campus, the Vaccine Center, Yerkes Primate Center campus, the Veterans Administration Hospital facility, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All buildings are within a 15-minute walk of each other and are connected by shuttle bus service.

The graduate experience in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program (MMG) begins with an introduction to the faculty, current students, and their research through a series of short talks, discussions, and a poster session. The students then choose the first of three research rotations which are designed to give the student exposure to various research areas and techniques before choosing a direction and laboratory for their thesis research. In the first and second years, students also participate in courses which prepare them for analyzing, critiquing, and presenting research in the areas of bacterial genetics, biochemistry, microbial pathogenesis, molecular genetics in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, immunology, and molecular mechanisms for DNA rearrangements and gene regulation. MMG graduate students are afforded the opportunity to teach for one semester in their second year; all students are prepared for this experience by attending a symposium on teaching strategies, techniques, and ethics. Journal clubs, seminars, and attending international meetings contribute to the graduate educational experience. Students usually complete their graduate work in four to five years and then move on to excellent postdoctoral positions enroute to academic, industry, and government research positions.


Affiliate Resources

Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery Training Program http://antimicrobialtraining.emory.edu/index.html
Biology http://www.emory.edu/BIOLOGY
Biochemistry http://www.biochem.emory.edu
Cell Biology http://cellbio.emory.edu
Center for AIDS Research http://www.cfar.emory.edu/
Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/
Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center http://antibiotics.emory.edu/
Emory-UGA Center for Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance http://www.medicine.emory.edu/ipirc/
Heart Center http://whsc.emory.edu/research_emory_heart_center.cfm
Human Genetics http://www.genetics.emory.edu/
Infectious Diseases http://www.medicine.emory.edu/id/
Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center http://www.systemsbiology.emory.edu/
Medicine http://www.medicine.emory.edu
Microbiology and Immunology http://www.microbiology.emory.edu
Opthamology http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu
Pathology http://www.path.emory.edu
Pediatrics http://www.pediatrics.emory.edu/divisions/infectious/
Pharmacology http://www.pharm.emory.edu/
Radiation and Oncology http://radiationoncology.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center http://whsc.emory.edu/research_vaccine_center.cfm
Winship Cancer Center https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/
Woodruff Health Sciences http://whsc.emory.edu/
Yerkes Primate Center http://whsc.emory.edu/research_yerkes.cfm


Emory School of Medicine: Research: BIMCORE BimCore provides resources for various bioinformatics software (sequence analysis, genomics, microarray analysis) and biomolecular modeling software (display, modeling, etc.) http://www.bimcore.emory.edu/
Emory School of Medicine: Research: Emory University School of Medicine has numerous core research facilities that significantly help researchers conduct sophisticated experiments with the latest of technologies... http://www.emory.edu/WHSC/MED/RESEARCH/DNA/