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Coordinator: Dr. Diana Chu

The study of microbes and viruses is central to the fields of molecular biology, pathogenesis, immunity, and biomedicineMicrobiology is also important in the study of the biochemical and genetic properties of cells and organisms. This concentration provides course work and research opportunities for students who have career goals in research or industry or who wish to pursue Ph.D. studies after completing their master's degree.

In addition to the basic department requirements, applicants to this concentration should have at least two upper division laboratory courses in microbiology.


Faculty: Frank Bayliss, Joseph Chen, Lily Chen, Leticia Marquez-Magaña, Robert Ramirez, Joseph Romeo, Ravinder Sehgal, José de la Torre, Steve Weinstein.


Biology Graduate Programs: