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...

    I couldn’t have asked for a better experience at UVM. My time here has been incredible and I’ve had so many memorable moments, and a lot of it can be contributed to the MMG program. I made amazing friends who were also in the program and learned so much in the past 4 years. I know my experience is so much different from others who were in larger science programs who didn’t get to know other students in their classes because it was too large. Being in a small major like Microbiology, presented me with opportunities in research, teaching, as well as finding if medical career would be right for me. The faculty is the most helpful and supportive group that make themselves available for you. I wouldn’t change a thing if I had to do college all over again. Thanks MMG!

    Midori (Microbiology), graduated 2013