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...

    During my time at UVM, I gained invaluable experience as a teaching assistant, intern, and undergraduate researcher, on top of the fun and challenging courses that are offered. I developed a strong foundation in science that will be useful to me wherever I go. My experiences have already helped me stand out in programs that I've applied to. Being an MMGer makes you feel like you are part of a new family, with small classes and personal relationships with the faculty. They will go out of their way to help you and make sure you succeed, in both classes and advising. I feel extremely lucky and proud to be an alum of the MMG department.

    Sam (Microbiology), graduated 2012