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Infectious Disease Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

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The Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) in Infectious Disease (ID), in collaboration with academic departments and programs, trains graduate students to acquire a broad scientific perspective towards infectious disease. The program provides:

  • a cohesive, yet diverse learning environment valuing multiple viewpoints
  • cutting edge transdisciplinary research
  • rich educational experiences with infectious disease specific coursework and seminars
  • professional development opportunities
  • realization of the Virginia Tech motto of Ut Prosim (that we may serve) in the form of service to society through focus on real-world infectious disease problems.

Funded by the six participating colleges and other Virginia Tech entities, this program is one of several IGEPs. These programs address a variety of complex societal issues requiring interdisciplinary teams of scholars. 

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs (IGEPs).


Current VT Graduate Students: 

Any current VT graduate student working with an ID IGEP faculty member, having research interests related to infectious disease topics, and in good academic standing, may apply to become an affiliate member of the ID IGEP community by filling out a survey HERE.

ID IGEP Affiliated student members will become part of the interdisciplinary ID IGEP community across the VT campus and will be able to list programmatic affiliation on their CVs.  As such they will receive Email communication and will be encouraged to participate in ID IGEP activities (including the Topics in Infectious Disease course, seminar series, and research symposia).


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Integrated Life Science Building (ILSB)
1981 Kraft Dr, Room 2036
Blacksburg, VA 24060


Ann Stevens:
Office Phone: (540)-231-9378
Lab Phone: (540)-231-2342
FAX: (540)-231-9307

A. Jonathan Auguste:
Office Phone: (540)231-6158