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The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics provides numerous opportunities for graduate students interested in pursuing their doctoral degrees. Our department is one of several core academic departments participating in the interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Program and Neuroscience Program at UC Irvine.

Our department is highly collaborative, allowing students the flexibility to explore all aspects of modern biological research. Students currently enrolled in a graduate program at UCI should contact individual faculty members to learn about specific graduate training opportunities in each laboratory.

Faculty members also actively participate in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCI School of Medicine, and many MD and PhD students have trained or are doing training under Microbiology & Molecular Genetics faculty mentors.

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Graduate Advisor:
Bert Semler

MMG trainee handbook – 2022