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...

    My four years here at UVM have been some of the best of my life and the MMG department has made an honest contribution to that. There is no other department at this school that makes advising and academic assistance so readily accessible. Also because both microbiology and molecular genetics are such small majors it's very easy to make friends and reach out to your peers. I loved the fact that the MMG department offers a very diverse curriculum, which integrates the option of undergraduate research; it really gave me a sense for what I want to pursue a career in. Most importantly, the MMG faculty have helped me become a more out-of-the-box thinker, which has prepared me for not only a future in science, but also any career I may end up choosing.

    Mac (Molecular Genetics), graduated 2016