Graduate Education

The Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics provides an exciting, nurturing, and collegial atmosphere in which to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in preparation for a career in research and teaching. Graduates go on to careers in basic, medical or industrial research and teaching. The program emphasizes research and students rotate through several laboratories during their first year. At the end of this year, a thesis advisor is chosen and dissertation research commences. Students take courses in molecular and cellular genetics, biochemistry and microbial pathogenesis. Students normally enter the program after completing a bachelor's degree and fulfilling the prerequisites of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). All full-time students receive a stipend and tuition waiver. Application forms are available on line. For more information on applying to the MBMG PhD program, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Garrett
Graduate Program Director, Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Assistant Dean of Curriculum, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Office: Medical Science Building C696
Telephone: 973-972-0323

Dr. Carol Lutz
Director, MBGC Track
Phone: (973) 972-0899
Office: MSB E-609
Phone: (973) 972-4411
Fax: (973) 972-5594