Admissions Information

In the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for scientific careers in a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages innovation and creativity under the guidance of dedicated, conscientious faculty.

Ph.D. students interested in conducting research in the department apply through the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Program (

The CMB Program ( is an interdisciplinary program with research strengths in the areas of

o Cancer Biology and Genome Stability
o Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
o Lung and Cardiovascular Biology
o Developmental and Plant Biology
o Structural Biology and Biophysics
o Proteomics and Bioinformatics

  • What our students have to say...

    I switched into the MMG department as a sophomore. I immediately noticed a difference: in the MMG department I found advisors and faculty who truly cared about each and every student. It was the equivalent of moving from New York City to a small village - all of a sudden I knew everyone and we all cared about each other. In addition the classes were top-notch. The materiel was exciting and meant to prepare us for future careers. In labs we ran tests that we would use in certain fields every day, instead of just traditional experiments to prove a point. My advisors and professors were excited to help me prepare for the careers I was interested in. I would say that one would be hard-pressed to find a department as tight-knit and academically excellent as the MMG department at UVM.

    Brian (Microbiology), graduated 2015