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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 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 the student representatives for the M&I graduate program. We are so excited that you chose our department to be part of your scientific journey. Our community strives to create an environment that fosters scientific excellence, creative thinking, and meaningful connections to help our students thrive. Our goal as your reps is to create a richer graduate experience for our peers and to bring our community closer together.

Jenna: I am a 4th year PhD candidate jointly mentored by Drs. Brian Evavold and Tracey Lamb. My research projects focus on mechanisms of pulmonary damage in severe malaria and immunological interactions during respiratory coinfections. When I’m not in lab, I enjoy exploring the beautiful Utah scenery while hiking or skiing, going to dance and yoga classes, watercolor painting, and reading.

Bryce: I am a 4th year PhD candidate in Dr. Scott Hale’s lab studying how changes in epigenetic programming results in dysregulated proliferation in T cells. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, baking and cooking, and playing board games.

We are excited to be the student representatives for the M&I Program. We want to be a source of support for all students and create a positive environment in our department. If you have ideas about how to improve the program or any questions/concerns, we want to hear them.


Jenna Reed
Bryce Fuchs
M&I Student Representatives


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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