ID IGEP Education Program
ID IGEP is a graduate education program dedicated to the value of an interdisciplinary approach towards infectious disease. Students experience that interdisciplinary perspective through rotations that broaden their skills and networks, a seminar series that provides exposure to diverse and cutting-edge infectious disease research, and through scientific and social interactions with approximately 250 ID IGEP faculty and students. ID IGEP is not a degree granting program; instead, students match with a principal investigator (PI) during rotations, and pursue their degree within that PI’s department or program.
There are three courses required of all ID IGEP students during their first fall semester (specific course numbers will be provided during a summer orientation meeting prior to the start of the fall semester):
1. Lab Rotations Course (1 credit, P/F grade)
2. CeZAP Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series course (1 credit, P/F grade)
3. Critical Analysis of Infectious Disease Literature course (1 credit, P/F grade)
Students will also select at least one A/F graded course in an appropriate topic area in consultation with the ID IGEP co-directors and their lab rotation PIs.
Once students join a research group under a specific PI, they become affiliated with the department and college of the PI. The student will therefore take additional courses required by their home college/department/lab and will earn their degree from that department. Students will have all of the same rights and responsibilities as other students in their home department.
Fralin Life Sciences Institute
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC)
Integrated Life Science Building (ILSB)
1981 Kraft Dr, Room 2036
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Office Phone: (540)-231-0674
Office Phone: (540)-231-9378
Lab Phone: (540)-231-2342