Graduate Student Scholarships

Eckard Wimmer Graduate Student Scholarship

Eckard WimmerDistinguished Professor Eckard Wimmer is a founding member and former chair of the Department (1984-1999). Dr. Wimmer is recognized internationally for his contributions to the field of animal virology and, in particular, picornavirus biology. He has received numerous awards including two Merit Awards from the National Institutes of Health, the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology, and Fellow of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina von 1652.

The Eckard Wimmer Graduate Student Scholarship was created by friends and associates of Professor Wimmer in 2011 in recognition of his contribution to science and the department. This scholarship is given to exceptional students at the time of their admission to the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Graduate Program.


2017 Stephen Guadino
2018 Lia Parkin 

MGM Scholarships

An account for private scientific and biomedical corporations interested in supporting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow training in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology with a paid scholarship.


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