The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) Program is small and therefore can be tailored to the needs of each individual student.
The career opportunities that are now available for Ph.D.s in microbiology are substantial and the goal of the MMG faculty is to guide the students in establishing a scientific foundation so that the students can be successful life-long learners. Graduates of the MMG program pursue many different career pathways and post-graduate training opportunities or employment. Some students continue their basic science training by conducting postdoctoral research at universities or in government laboratories. For instance, recent MMG Ph.D. graduates have undertaken postdoctoral research at Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Washington, Oxford University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NIH and FDA. Other students continue their formal education by attending medical, law or public health schools while others gain employment in biotechnology firms. Indeed, our MMG Ph.D. graduates are presently faculty members in Microbiology and Immunology departments at universities, staff scientists at the CDC and NIH, scientists employed by biotechnology firms and large pharmaceutical companies, practicing physicians or lawyers or involved in scientific journalism enterprises.
If you're interested in applying to the MMG program, the link below will direct you to more information regarding the admissions process.