Mar 20, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 

Microbiology and Cell Science

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Microbiology and Cell Science Program Information

The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science offers a top-10 education for students who wish to earn their M.S. or Ph.D. in Microbiology and Cell Science. Graduates are well prepared to pursue careers in government, industry, research and teaching in microbiology, cell biology, cellular biochemistry, and molecular genetics. For more information on how to apply for these programs, please visit our Microbiology and Cell Science Graduate Program Website –

Currently there are 22 tenure eligible faculty positions staffed, 8 non-tenure eligible faculty, 16 post-doctoral fellows, over 47 graduate students, 22 office and technical staff, and 2 full time academic advisors. Most faculty are involved in both teaching and research programs that complement one another. The faculty’s research programs span areas of broad interest in the cellular and molecular aspects bacterial, plant and animal life functions. Areas of research include

  • Microbial physiology, metabolism and regulation
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Cellular ultrastructure
  • Environmental microbiology

For more information, please see our website:  For Microbiology and Cell Science Academic Advising, contact Jonathan Orsini at 352-846-1330 or

Degrees Offered with a Major in Microbiology and Cell Science

Doctor of Philosophy

without a concentration

concentration in Toxicology

Master of Science

without a concentration

concentration in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry

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