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...

    UVM cultivates an environment that presents opportunities for personal and professional development. On beautiful Vermont sunny days I love to hike mountains beyond mountains and in the cold winter months I enjoy snowboarding through fresh powder. Throughout my four years at UVM I have taken advantage of many experiential learning opportunities. From undergraduate research to coveted internships with the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory and the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner, I have sampled a wide array of topics that have helped narrow down my interests and passions. The faculty in MMG are emotionally invested in the success of their students and have truly helped shape my experience at UVM!

    Ben (Microbiology), graduated 2013
Dissecting of membrane fusion pathways by Leonid Chernomordik

Wed February 24th, 2016 at 9:30 AM

TBA by David Baum

Wed March 30th, 2016 at 9:30 AM