Microbiology Ph.D. Program


The Microbiology Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 24-30 hrs course work, including 15 hours of courses at the 800 level. Course selection is done in consultation and approval of the student's supervisory committee and should include the following.

I. Required core courses:

3 hrs BIOCH 755 Biochemistry I
3 hrs BIOCH 765 Biochemistry II
3 hrs BIOL 862 Professional Skills in Biology

II. Suggested courses for the specialization in Ecological Microbiology:

BIOL 604 Biology of fungi
BIOL 632 Ecology Lab
BIOL 687 Microbial Ecology
BIOL 690 Microbial physiology and metabolism
AGRON 645 Soil microbiology
BIOCH 766 DNA manipulation
BIOCH 767 RNA manipulation
STAT 703 Statistical methods for natural scientists
STAT 704 Analysis of Variance
STAT 705 Regression and correlation analysis
BIOL 805 Advanced mycology
BIOL 818 Advanced aquatic ecology
BIOL 823 Demographic methods
BIOL 826 Nutrient dynamics
BIOL 860 Modern molecular approaches
BIOL 865 Advanced plant ecology
BIOL 870 Advanced plant systematics
BIOL 886 Confocal fluorescence and light microscopy
BIOL 888 Electron microscopy techniques
PLPTH 835 Plant virology
PLPTH 840 Plant pathogenic bacteria
PLPTH 845 Plant pathogenic fungi

III Suggested courses for the specialization in Molecular Microbiology

BIOL 670 Immunology
BIOL 671 Immunology lab
BIOL 676 Genetics of microorganisms
BIOL 690 Microbial physiology and metabolism
BIOL 705 Eukaryotic genetics
BIOL 707 Advanced cell biology
BIOL 730 General virology
BIOL 731 Virology Lab
BIOCH 766 DNA manipulation
BIOCH 767 RNA manipulation
BIOL 830 Advanced virology
BIOL 835 Cellular and molecular parasitology
BIOL 840 Molecular and cellular immunology
BIOL 850 Advanced topics in immunology
BIOL 860 Modern molecular approaches
BIOL 886 Confocal fluorescence and light microscopy
BIOL 888 Electron microscopy techniques
BIOCH 911 Molecular signal transduction
BIOCH 920 Nucleic acids
BIOCH 930 Proteins
BIOCH 950 Enzyme chemistry
DMP 860 Pathogenic mechanisms
DMP 871 Molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases
DMP 878 Applications of flow cytometry

 

   
   
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