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MS Infectious Disease and Global Health

Open House - Jan 10, 2019

Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Infectious Disease and Global Health (MS IDGH) Program, a one-year graduate program focusing on infectious agents and the diseases they inflict on human and animal populations across the globe.

Open House Schedule for Jan 10, 2019

Time Activity
8:30-9:00 Check-in with Continental Breakfast
9:15-10:15 Program Overview Session, Program Director, Dr. Abhineet Sheoran
10:15-11:15 Faculty Research Laboratory Tours Including Small Animal Facility Tour
11:15-12:15 Discussion with current students and Alumni
12:15-1:45 Lunch with current students, faculty and alums
12:30pm: Welcome by Cummings School Dean Interim, Dr. Joyce Knoll
12:40 pm: Introduction to MAPP & MCM Programs with Drs. Allen Rutberg and Alison Robbins
12:50 pm: Admissions with Rebecca Russo, Director Admissions
1:00 pm: Financial Aid with Suzanne Ukpong, Financial Aid Coordinator
1:45-2:45 Campus Tour
2:45-4:45 Individual Meetings with Program Faculty

Application Deadlines for Enrollment in Fall 2019 are February 1 and April 1, 2019.

Reserve your seat today!

MS-IDGH Class of 2018 Research Assignment Topics:

Amanda Diaz
“Reservoir competence of domestic cats (Felis catus) for Leishmania infantum”

Audrey Macasias
“Characterizing congenital transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi (TcV) infection using a mouse model”

Bairon Madrigal
“The role of the adaptive immune system and physiological risk factors in susceptibility and shedding of Nipah virus in the Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus).”

Benjamin Rogers
“Significance of Canine Respiratory Coronavirus in the Development of Canine Infectious”

Clarrisa Afum
“Developing a human pan-filovirus vaccine”

Claudia Zafra
“Development of human recombinant prion protein (HuDP1) to combat prion disease”

Gregory Rybacki
“Development of a rapid, simple, and easy to read urine-based diagnostic test for leptospirosis using common pregnancy-test principles”

Heather Corry
“Evaluation of the role of ATP-binding Cassette Transporter Proteins in Fluconazole resistance in Candida auris”

Jessica Herbert
“Examining Transmission and Infectious Dose of Neospora hughesi in Horses”

Josetta Adams
“Characterization of M2 Macrophage Response During Trypanosoma brucei kinesin Heavy Chained-Mediated Immunosuppression”

Julie McCarthy
“Skin Microbiome Composition Impacts Attractiveness of Hosts to Uninfected and Leishmania Infected Phlebotomine Sandflies”

Macey Wilson
“Latent Toxoplasma gondii infection causes neuropsychiatric illnesses by altering host amino acid use.”

Marissa Gordon
“Using specific pathogen free cat model to explore feline morbillivirus pathogenesis”

Michelle Sickles
“Production of a Novel Vaccine Against O. volvulus Infection”

Natalia Medeiros
“Impact of Sloughing on Amphibian Innate Immune Defenses and on Fungal Maturation during Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection”

Skyler Stevens
“Modeling the Risk of Influenza A Virus in Backyard Chickens in Massachusetts”

Viktoriya Rembelinska
“Insertion of cer gene into B. anthracis and B. cereus strains to evaluate virulence of novel G9241 anti-virulence toxin, Certhrax”

MS IDGH Informational Webinars via WebEx

If you are unable to make it to the Open House, please sign up for any of the webinars below:

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 @12:00-1:00 PM
  • Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 @12:00-1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @12:00-1:00 PM

Contact to RSVP for a webinar

Don't forget to check out our other master's programs also hosting their Open Houses on the same weekend!