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 (http://www.uvm.edu/cmb/application-information/).

The CMB Program (http://www.uvm.edu/cmb/) 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...

    My father has a quote: "When you have a dream you see the invisible, when you see the invisible, you do the impossible." My dream started the moment I walked into MMG department for a meeting with professor Douglas Johnson; I came out of that meeting convinced that I was in the right place - "it felt like home, accepted, and not judged." During the admission process, I insisted that he be assigned as my advisor without his knowledge, for reasons mere words alone cannot describe... MMG create a collaborative and engaging learning environment for everyone, which is an integral part of students' success. The professors are always available to assist and advice student in-person and via email, irrespective of who their academic advisor is. Each class I took in MMG pushed me to venture out of my comfort zone, strive harder and improve my self-confidence; now I'm graduating as Microbiology major with rewarding experiences and better equipped to continue my dream. I'm glad I made the decision and didn't look back!!!

    Paul (Microbiology), graduated 2015