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Microbiology/Immunology/Parasitology

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Research

Microbiologist working in the labMilitary operations and environments put soldiers at risk to contract endemic diseases and possibly be exposed to biological warfare; therefore, military medical research priorities are often times different from those of the civilian sector. Army research microbiologists conduct basic and applied research on biological threats in response to DoD and U.S. Army requirements. The results of these research efforts provide medical solutions to protect the warfighter. The two main locations that Army microbiologists conduct research are at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). Both USAMRIID and WRAIR provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to conduct research on important pathogens. Despite these institutes’ focus on the military, their research has provided nonmilitary medical solutions around the world.