… As a student in the GPiB, you are a member of a tight-knit and interactive community that supports your scientific and professional growth …

— Ann Hochschild and Eric Rubin, directors

The Harvard Graduate Program in Bacteriology welcomes students into a 50-year tradition of pioneering microbiological research at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The program is centered in the Department of Microbiology (MBIB) at HMS and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) at HSPH. GPiB students are members of a collegial and supportive scientific community of more than two dozen Harvard bacteriology labs studying the fundamental mechanisms of bacterial cell and molecular biology, bacterial pathogenesis, and the microbiome. Students from any the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences graduate programs who join a GPiB-affiliated lab are eligible to join the GPiB.