Welcome from Chair

With great pleasure and enthusiasm, I welcome you to the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology website. Our department is dedicated to advancing knowledge of infectious diseases, training students, and making a significant impact in microbiology. Our department has pioneered scientific breakthroughs that help mitigate some of humanity's most devastating infectious diseases, such as polio and HIV. In recognizing the inextricable link between human, animal and environmental health, we fully embrace a multidisciplinary One Health approach to tackling infectious disease threats in the 21st century and improving the health and well-being of communities worldwide. 

Our faculty members are distinguished experts in studying infectious diseases and are at the forefront of groundbreaking research. Notably, they are deeply committed to mentoring and guiding the next generation of scientists. As a member of our department, you will have the extraordinary opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the most influential minds in the field of infectious diseases and microbiology. Their passion for teaching and nurturing ensures that you receive an exceptional education and gain invaluable insights from their wealth of experience and expertise. 

As a student in our department, you will be exposed to cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art laboratories, and a vibrant intellectual community. Our curriculum is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to tackle the complex challenges of infectious diseases in a rapidly changing world. Whether pursuing an undergraduate program, master's degree or doctoral program, you will find a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages exploration, critical thinking and innovation. 

We strongly emphasize fostering an inclusive environment that values diversity and promotes a sense of belonging. We firmly believe such an environment is essential for cultivating a friendly and welcoming workplace culture. 

Please take a moment to explore our website, learn from our faculty and their research, and discover the impactful contributions we have made in the field. We offer educational programs that provide opportunities for growth and career advancement. 

Join us on this exciting journey of discovery and innovation as we combat infectious diseases and promote planetary health. 

Suresh V. Kuchipudi
Department Chair