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...

    Back in high school I had an amazing Advanced Biology teacher, which made me really want to look into the science field. After some discussion with an advisor I decided upon MMG because they said it was most likely the hardest to get into and if I wanted to switch it would make it the easiest for me. Lucky for me when I actually made it to UVM I fell in love with the program and the teachers and here I am today heading off into the real world to perform my own research. I just want to thank the entire MMG department. Everyone was so profession and informed in the topic but also incredibly approachable. So thank you for making my time at UVM so perfect.

    Joe (Molecular Genetics), graduated 2015