Microbial Biology Graduate Program

Program Info

The Graduate Program in Microbial Biology at Rutgers University offers a diverse research and educational experience focused on microbial life processes and their applications, and is rooted in the rich traditions of microbiology at Rutgers. You have the opportunity to study the genetic, metabolic, physiologic and evolutionary diversity of microbial life, explore the complex roles that microorganisms through their metabolic prowess play in life on Earth, and develop the multitude of applications of microbes in biotechnology, the food industry, agriculture, and medicine. From soil microbiology through antibiotics and deep-sea hydrothermal vents to hazardous waste sites, Rutgers has been cultivating a rich tradition in microbiology for over a century.