Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology Academics

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Requirements for students in the MVP program
  • General CAMB Requirements
    • BIOM 555: Regulation of the Genome
    • BIOM 600: Cell Biology & Biochemistry
    • BIOM 611 (or the equivalent): Biologic Data Analysis
    • CAMB 605 (PhD only): Cell and Molecular Biology First Year Seminar
    • BIOM 510 (Combined Degree only): Case Studies in Translational Research
    • CAMB 542 (Combined Degree only): Topics in Molecular Medicine
  • CAMB 706: MVP Core
  • One of the following two courses:
  • Electives chosen from any relevant CAMB or BGS Courses and Curricula offerings, depending on interest and background.

This information can also be found on the MVP Catalog page.

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Typical MVP Course Timetable
  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 BIOM 600
CAMB 605
CAMB 706
Lab Rotation
BIOM 555
CAMB 510 or IMUN 506
CAMB 706
Two Lab Rotations
Lab Rotation or
Pre-Dissertation Research
Year 2 Electives
Pre-Dissertation Research
BIOM 611
Pre-Dissertation Research
Preliminary Examination
Dissertation research
Year 3+ Dissertation research Dissertation research Dissertation research

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Suggested Elective Courses

Whereas any CAMB courses can be used to fulfill elective requirements (depending on the student's interests and background), the following courses are likely to be of particular relevance. Students will receive guidance from MVP leadership and faculty when choosing electives.

  • CAMB 601: Advanced Virology
  • CAMB 608: Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression
  • CAMB 609: Vaccines and Immune Therapeutics
  • CAMB 617: Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • CAMB 695: Scientific Writing
  • CAMB 700: Topics in Microbiology
  • CAMB 705: Advanced Topics in Bacterial-Host Interactions
  • CIS 535: Introduction to Bioinformatics