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    Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pandemics

    Our research is on the frontlines of controlling and eradicating emerging infectious diseases.

Future Graduate Students

A graduate degree in Pathobiology offers an exciting range of possible careers. The Department of Pathobiology offers two graduate degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pathobiology, with areas of concentrations in Bacteriology, Virology, and Pathology, as well as an M.S. degree in Pathobiology with an area of concentration in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology. Faculty research focuses on infectious diseases of animals and humans, vaccines, veterinary pathology, and wildlife diseases. Many faculty are members of the Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research (CEVR), which provides a unifying consortium for vaccine research at the University of Connecticut. The department also provides service to the University and citizens of the State of Connecticut through integration with the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. The Veterinary Anatomic Pathology M.S. program is open only to students with the D.V.M/V.M.D. degree.

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Graduate Admissions

Admissions into Pathobiology are through the UConn Graduate School. Students should contact a faculty advisor prior to applying.

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Research Focus Areas

Pathobiology faculty have diverse research interests and lead our field in discovery and innovative research to solve critical issues.

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Department Programs

We are the center for infectious disease research on the Storrs Campus.
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Areas of Concentration