Major areas of research emphasis include Microbial Physiology, Molecular Microbiology, Genetics, Environmental Microbiology, Symbiosis, Pathogenicity and Immunology. For more detailed information, visit individual faculty pages below.
Microbiology research at UWM is supported by state of the art facilities including two electron microscopes, genomics and biotechnology facility, DNA sequencing facility, and a 71 foot research vessel for studies of aquatic microbiology in Lake Michigan.
To enhance collaboration and scientific discussion, microbiologists at UWM founded The Milwaukee Microbiology Society that includes colleagues and collaborators from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monthly meetings are held to discuss the latest advances in research.Core Faculty