About the Vaccinology Track:
Graduate students who want to become experts in the translational pathway for vaccine research,
development and implementation can participate in the Vaccinology Track
of the Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine (HPTM) program.
The track is the first vaccinology curriculum in the United States designed for non-physicians, and represents a collaboration of the Sealy Institute of Vaccine Sciences, the Institute for Translational Sciences, and the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences.
aim of the Vaccinology Track is to train the next generation of
vaccinologists and enable students to realize the full breadth of
opportunities in the vaccinology field and job market beyond basic bench
science research, including positions within non-government
organizations, government entities, and the pharmaceutical industry.
vaccine development pipeline is, by nature, translational,
interprofessional, and multidisciplinary, necessitating resources and
expertise from diverse fields. The SIVS, which includes the World Health
Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and
Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases, is engaged in all aspects of
the development pathway from basic discovery and preclinical studies, to conducting clinical trials, licensure and implementation.
Competencies in team science and team leadership are an integral part of the HPTM curriculum,
and now the Vaccinology Track. The HPTM program, housed in the
Institute for Translational Sciences, trains researchers to understand
both the mechanistic pathophysiology of disease and the methodological
and teamwork skills necessary to translate discoveries into
Vaccinology Track is open to existing and prospective PhD students. There are opportunities for current students to join the Vaccinology