Microbiology Research

Microbes were the first living organisms on earth, and they remain the most abundant and the most diverse of all living creatures. Microbes play important roles in biotechnology, biogeochemical cycles, pathogenesis, and bioremediation. Studies of microorganisms resulted in the birth of the exciting fields of molecular biology and biotechnology and continue to be the driving force behind developments in these fields. UWM offers exciting opportunities for graduate and undergraduate study in many areas of microbiology.

Microbiology Faculty Research in Microbiology
Major areas of research emphasis include microbial physiology, molecular microbiology, genetics, genomics, environmental microbiology, host/microbe interactions, nitrogen fixation, the molecular bases of motility, anaerobic respiration, and membrane assembly, and the production of proteins, antibiotics and other products in microbes. For more information, use the links to individual faculty.

Graduate Studies
Graduate students working with Microbiology faculty may earn Ph.D. or M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences.

Undergraduate Program
UWM undergraduates interested in microbiology may major in Microbiology.