Students interested in obtaining a doctoral degree in science matriculate through the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) at Emory. The GDBBS currently includes over 300 faculty members and the research resources of the Emory School of Medicine, Emory College, and several university affiliates for the explicit purpose of training students at the doctoral level. The GDBBS consists of nine interdisciplinary training programs, each leading to the Ph.D. degree. Each program focuses on a major area of contemporary biology, and each emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach, which has proven to be successful in advancing research in the life sciences.

The Faculty of Microbiology and Immunology participate in the following programs within the Division: