Microbiology & Immunology
Microbiology is the study of single-celled and multi-celled microscopic organisms. Many microorganisms cause dangerous infectious diseases. Immunology is the study of the immune system in a diversity of organisms. Microbiology and Immunology go hand in hand, as microbes that cause disease trigger an immune response and manipulate the immune system during infection. Researchers work with bacterial and eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses, which cause a range of diseases including Dengue Fever, Malaria, Leishmaniasis, and Tuberculosis. They are also interested in understanding how the immune response in host organisms responds to infection.