Build a strong conceptual foundation in infectious diseases spanning sub-cellular to biosphere scales
A New Approach
IDEAS is a National Science Foundation-supported interdisciplinary training program in the area of infectious disease ecology
A PhD from the University of Georgia
Students pair faculty mentors drawn from 17 academic units - with expertise spanning from cells to ecosystems
Quantitative Training
Coursework, workshops, and specially designed research opportunities teach students the quantitative methods of modern biology

Training young scientists to use leading-edge conceptual and methodological approaches to solve pressing infectious disease problems.

IDEAS focuses on topical areas of research that are critical to unraveling the complexity of host-pathogen interactions in nature.

Internships, workshops, and interest groups prepare students for careers in academia, government, NGOs, and the private sector.