Infectious Disease and Immunology (IDI)

Scientific Scope

The Infectious Disease and Immunology (IDI) Hub broadly investigates the complex interactions between pathogenic microbes and the human host that are fundamental to processes in infection and disease. We capitalize on multiple approaches, including basic studies on the pathogenic microbes, the immune system, and other aspects of host cells and tissues. 


Hub Director: Tim Nice, Ph.D.

In addition to the PBMS core curriculum, students who join the Infectious Disease and Immunology (IDI) hub will be encouraged to take the following core course(s) and 3 credits of electives based on the student's individual training plan/research interests. Additionally, students will participate in their hubs seminar series, journal club(s) / grand rounds, and annual retreat / symposia. 



  • Dynamic Interface Between Pathogen and Host
  • Advanced Virology
  • Advanced Immunology

Seminar Series

  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Combined Basic Sciences

Journal Club(s)

  • Virology 
  • Immunology 
  • Host Pathogen Interactions 

Annual Meeting(s) and Symposia(s)

  • IDI Annual Retreat

Tim Nice, Ph.D. - Hub Director


Phone: 503-418-1984