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...

    Before switching into MMG I was a biological sciences major, but I didn't enjoy the courses or the large size of the program. I was very excited when I discovered the MMG department; I loved the small size, quality of advising, hands-on laboratory based classes, and ample opportunities for doing research projects or internships. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the MMG department and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Keyan (Microbiology), graduated 2013