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About the Department


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Department Chair - Dr. Astrid Cardona

The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology unites an engaged community of researchers, educators, and students.

The Department offers programs that supports students interested in pursuing professional or graduate programs (e.g., medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinarian) in health-related professions. See the Degrees page for more information. Students can also visit the UTSA Health Professions office at https://www.utsa.edu/healthprofessions/ for more information.

Interested in medicine, biomedical research, infectious diseases, vaccine development, or diseases of the immune system? Please visit our faculty page for more information on specific areas of applied research.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the department is to conduct outstanding research and provide exceptional educational experiences in a collegial, diverse, and inclusive environment. At the same time, we transform academic experiences from classroom to careers by merging scholarly activities with practical skills in translational science, vaccine development, microbial pathogenesis, and immunology.

The Department of Molecular Microbiology holds to the core values of integrity in academic studies and research; respect, diversity, and inclusion; responsibility and accountability; and fostering a culture of community and communication.

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