The Graduate Program in Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions at the Department of Parasitology of ICB (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas / Institute of Biomedical Sciences) of USP (Universidade de São Paulo / University of São Paulo) has been considered a center of excellence by CAPES since 2001.
It aims at offering an extensive education/training in three wide lines of research (LPs): LP1: Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology of Pathogens and their Vectors; LP2: Epidemiology of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases; LP3: Immunology of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. This program focuses on studies of contemporary aspects of the parasite-vertebrate host and vector interaction, aiming at educating and training Master and PhD professionals, qualified to perform teaching and research activities in Brazil and abroad, going beyond traditional borders of classical courses such as Parasitology, Microbiology, Immunology and Public Health.This program attracts a great number of students from all over Brazil and from several Latin American countries. Virtually, all graduate students receive a scholarship and perform their activities on a full time basis. Another unique feature of our program is that students have several opportunities to carry out field studies.