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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Microbial Biology 682 Programs  
Graduate School-New Brunswick

The microbial biology graduate program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers a diverse research and educational experience focused on microbial life processes and their applications. Highly qualified students have the opportunity to study the genetic, metabolic, physiologic, and evolutionary diversity of microbes and explore the complex roles that microorganisms play in life on earth. Rutgers has a rich tradition of microbiology for over a century, starting with research on bovine tuberculosis and soil denitrification in the late 1800s and continuing with the founding of its microbiology department in 1901 and the award of the Nobel Prize to Selman Waksman in 1952.

The microbial biology program offers a broad range of research opportunities with over 50 faculty members from several departments and institutes. Areas of research include environmental microbiology, marine microbiology, food microbiology, applied microbiology, plant pathology, microbial evolution, biofuels, microbiome ecology, and medical microbiology. Faculty members work on many different microorganisms including bacteria, archeae, yeast, fungi, phytoplankton, and viruses.

We are constantly expanding our understanding of the role of microbial life on earth in sustaining our biosphere and influencing our health and well-being. The Rutgers microbial biology graduate program offers a strong focus in understanding how microbes occupy every possible environmental niche on earth (including frozen arctic tundra, deep sea hydrothermal vents, hazardous waste sites, and the human body) and how the diversity of microbial activities can be exploited to discover novel bioactive compounds, to characterize metabolic traits for degradation of hazardous chemicals, to develop new biofuel production methods, and to promote human health. The microbial biology graduate program consists of core course requirements that establish a sound basis in microbiology. From this strong foundation students advance into their focus areas, representing the various ways in which microbiology contributes to society.

Graduates of the program will have a strong research and educational foundation and a broad appreciation of the fundamentals of microbial life, preparing both doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) and master of science (M.S.) graduates for successful careers in academia, industry, and government.
 
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