We aim to expertly train a diverse group of students so that they will have the necessary tools to succeed and become leaders in industry, research institutes, government agencies, and academia through the following elements:

  1. Provide a compelling and relevant Microbiology curriculum that will train students at a high standard of scientific literacy and impart appropriate skill sets.
  2. Provide exposure to a diverse scientific community where there are increased and equalized opportunities for under-represented minorities and for students with diverse life experiences.
  3. Provide personalized mentoring that provides the necessary support for students to develop progress to timely completion of their Masters and PhD degrees.
  4. Provide facilities and resources commensurate with a top tier research university that will allow students to gain valuable skills and compelling learning experiences.
  5. Develop alternative avenues for graduate education to provide opportunities for a diverse student population.