Microbiology Department Overview

The Department of Microbiology provides holistic research and training in all aspects of microbiology, setting us apart from many microbiology programs that are focused almost entirely on clinical microbiology. 

We train scientists who value societal contribution and collegiality and who work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind. 

As part of the College of Natural Sciences, our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, instruments and equipment and are able to participate in leading-edge projects. Through hands-on learning and real-world experience, we use diverse molecular, genetic, physiological, ecological, evolutionary, and applied translational approaches to understand microbial systems and uphold the principles of the scientific method.  

Our undergraduate and graduate students are highly sought after by industry, health care, government agencies, post-graduate programs, and academia for their comprehensive training in multiple facets of microbiology.