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 have had nothing but wonderful experiences being a part of the MMG department at UVM. I have learned more than I could have ever imagined, and met some really wonderful people. Being in the MMG department is like being a part of a family. The faculty is nothing but supportive and welcoming to everybody. Being an MMG major is not the easiest, but it is the most rewarding, and the most fun!

    Casey (Molecular Genetics), graduated 2016