Enrich your academic experience with resources available at Georgetown University.
The Biohazardous Threat Agents & Infectious Diseases (BHTA) is one of the three Master’s programs offered under the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Students have access to all the Biomedical Graduate Education student resources. Resources include 1-on-1 career coaching, professional memberships, mentorship program, seminars, academic assistance, and many other resources to enrich your academic experience. This program follows the academic rules and guidelines established in the Graduate School Bulletin.
Students are encouraged to participate in the Global Health Initiative at Georgetown University to engage in global-health related activities and interdisciplinary research.
For incoming Fall 2021 MS BHTA students, please review this “How to Get Started” PDF package to prepare you for the incoming semester. Please be sure to also visit our “New Student” checklist, which is shared on our Department website.
Find information about new student orientation schedules and new student checklists.
Biodefense Seminar Series
Attend talks given experts and policy makers from various government agencies.
What are our biohazardous students up to?
Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development
Achieve the Next Step in Your Career.
Student Resources Hub
Find the full list of students resources here.
Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Guide
Explore Dahlgren Memorial Library’s guide to infectious diseases and biohazard research resources.
2020 Student Cohort
Meet our amazing 2020 Student Cohort! Learn about their background, career and academic interests, and hobbies.
“My advice is to the current M.S. students is to know your worth. A lot of the young professionals, myself included, tend to undermine our talents when in reality, we are worth more than what we think. When applying for future careers, you will never find your dream job in your 20’s. But always look at life in a positive but realistic way and know that you will always start from something small and then work your way up.”
BHTA & BSPA End of Semester Celebration
Date: December 21, 2020
This year has been uniquely arduous. Let’s take some time to celebrate all of your accomplishments! Ada Bacetty will give a talk on “Leadership in the Wake of COVID-19“.
Ada Bacetty is the Department Chief for the Biological Threat Reduction Program in DTRAs Cooperative Threat Reduction program. Most recently, Dr. Bacetty held positions as a Director for USDAs Foreign Agricultural Service and Senior Policy Advisor for a Chairman of a House Appropriations Subcommittee. From 2008-2016, she served in various roles within the Department of Defense (DoD), to include International Scientific Program Manager, Country Officer, Team Lead, Branch Chief, and Program Manager. Prior to her DoD career, Dr. Bacetty was a USDA-ARS research scientist conducting studies focused on host-pathogen interactions, mycotoxins, nematology, and pathogen detection. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and presented at several national and international meetings. Ada holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from South Carolina State University, a Master’s in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Georgetown University, and a PhD in Plant Pathology from The University of Georgia.
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