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 am so grateful I discovered the MMG department when I was a sophomore. The amazing faculty and inspiring students really are a family, and it has been a great few years working with them. The MMG department has provided me with invaluable experiences to learn, teach, and pursue research, and I can't imagine my time at UVM without their guidance and support. Because of MMG's challenging program, I feel prepared in taking my next steps in the professional world. Many thanks to all the MMG staff who have created such a special learning environment, your students appreciate you more than you know.

    Sarah C. (Microbiology), graduated 2016
A Direct Role for Small Molecules and Anti-pili Antibodies in Inhibiting Diarrheal Diseases by Esther Bullitt

Wed February 1st, 2017 at 9:30 AM
HSRF 400

TBA by Thomas Silhavy

Wed March 8th, 2017 at 9:30 AM
HSRF 300