The academic focus of the Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector-borne diseases is the scientific study of pathogens, the diseases they cause and the arthropod vectors that transmit the pathogens to humans and animals (domestic and wild). Students trained in this DE will be well poised to design, implement and evaluate methods and interventions to interrupt and control pathogens of human and veterinary importance. This program is for PhD students only.
The Organism-Environment Interactions program offers cross-disciplinary training for students in how organisms respond to environmental changes using molecular technology. Students will receive a PhD degree with an empasis in Organism-Environment Interactions. This program is for PhD students only.