Graduate Program Overview

Ph.D. students interested in conducting research in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) apply through the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) Program (application link: http://www.uvm.edu/cmb/application-information/).

To find out more information about the interdisciplinary CMB Program, visit theProspective Students page on the CMB website.

The CMB Program has research strengths in the areas of

o Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
o Cancer Biology and Genome Stability
o Lung and Cardiovascular Biology
o Developmental and Plant Biology
o Structural Biology and Biophysics
o Proteomics and Bioinformatics

When Ph.D. candidates join a lab in the MMG department, they enter a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages innovation. Graduates of the MMG doctoral program go on to a variety of positions in academia, research institutions, and industry. For a list of our alumni and where they went after graduation, click here.

For further information, contact cmb@uvm.edu

 

Updated March 25, 2014 

  • What our students have to say...

    My father has a quote: "When you have a dream you see the invisible, when you see the invisible, you do the impossible." My dream started the moment I walked into MMG department for a meeting with professor Douglas Johnson; I came out of that meeting convinced that I was in the right place - "it felt like home, accepted, and not judged." During the admission process, I insisted that he be assigned as my advisor without his knowledge, for reasons mere words alone cannot describe... MMG create a collaborative and engaging learning environment for everyone, which is an integral part of students' success. The professors are always available to assist and advice student in-person and via email, irrespective of who their academic advisor is. Each class I took in MMG pushed me to venture out of my comfort zone, strive harder and improve my self-confidence; now I'm graduating as Microbiology major with rewarding experiences and better equipped to continue my dream. I'm glad I made the decision and didn't look back!!!

    Paul (Microbiology), graduated 2015