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M&I Graduate Program

Welcome to the M&I Graduate Program

Welcome to our website!

We are excited that you are considering or have chosen the M&I Graduate Program for your PhD studies. Our goal is to train students with diverse backgrounds to become innovative and independent researchers with solid generic skills and a strong foundation in Immunology and Microbiology that will prepare you for a variety of careers in Biomedical science and independent research positions. We offer a flexible choice of courses and unique facilities which enable you to incorporate cutting-edge techniques into your research. Our faculty have expertise in a variety of topics spanning from immunology to microbial pathogenesis and basic science research to bench-to-bedside approaches. We cordially invite you to browse our website for more information or contact us with any questions you might have.

-- Tracey Lamb, Graduate Program Director

Tracey Lamb

Welcome to the University of Utah!

Graduate school is an exciting and memorable time in your life. I am here to help you navigate all of the administrative aspects of your graduate career. As the Program Coordinator, I am your first contact for any questions you may have. My responsibilities include maintaining graduate records, monitoring student progress, assisting graduate students with registration and course scheduling, coordinating travel to meetings, and facilitating your enrollment in health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your dependents. I am always happy to help you with anything! You have chosen to attend a wonderful graduate school program at a University in a terrific, vibrant city. There are many educational, cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities all around you. Salt Lake City offers something for everyone.
I wish you the best of luck in your graduate studies.

-- Kim Springer, Graduate Student Coordinator

Kim Springer

Hello fellow students!

Welcome! We are delighted you chose the M&I program to further your academic career. Our program prides itself on preparing students for scientific excellence while providing them the freedom to pursue fulfilling lives away from the bench. It is our priority that your time spent at the University of Utah fosters growth as scientists and people. In doing so, we hope to build a diverse and supportive community for all students. As student representatives, we coordinate events and work with faculty to ensure your needs are met. We strive to have the voices of all students heard.

Joe Bednarek is a PhD student from the MB BC program who is in his 2nd year in the lab of Jessica Brown PhD studying the complexities of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.  Joe is a dedicated dog dad who loves mountains, board games, and a good cup of coffee. Kendra is an MD PhD student in her 4th year in the lab of June Round PhD studying how the microbiota influences metabolism. Outside of the lab she is passionate about skiing, hiking, and baking.

If you need help, have ideas about improving the program, or thoughts and concerns we want to hear them. Please do not hesitate to reach out. 

-- Joe Bednarek:
Kendra Klag:
Graduate Student Representatives

Joe and Kendra

Contact Us

Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Program

15 North Medical Drive East
Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building
Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: (801) 581-3962
Fax: (801) 585-7376


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March 21, 2023

M&I Faculty RIP

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March 28, 2023

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April 4, 2023

M&I Faculty RIP

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