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The Microbiology Graduate Program stresses solving fundamental problems of biology through molecular, biochemical, and immunological approaches.

The program encompasses the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, and biochemistry of microorganisms and cells of higher organisms. Research opportunities span a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: understanding microorganisms and their interactions with their hosts in order to solve health problems associated with microorganisms; and using the ease of manipulation for some microorganisms to understand important, fundamental biological problems common to most organisms.

The flexible program of study is designed to provide excellent training and research opportunities individually tailored to each student's needs.

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If you have questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or contact our professional staff at ilsgrad@austin.utexas.edu.