EXPERIENCE WORLD-CLASS MICROBIOLOGY TRAINING
Now is an exciting time to be doing microbiology research! The confluence of cutting edge experimental tools and approaches combined with novel applications to environmental, industrial and clinical needs, makes microbiology one of the most dynamic and important areas of science. Career possibilities abound in academic research, industry, teaching, government service, and other avenues. If you have a strong academic record, significant research experience, and you seek training in a top ranked microbiology PhD program, the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program at UW-Madison offers an ideal training environment.
There’s a lot to consider when evaluating graduate programs including access to cutting edge and impactful science, a rich environment outside the lab, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion; these are all worthy goals, and they can co-exist. If you are looking for a graduate program with a commitment to student training, a top ranked research university with national and international prominence all in a setting ranked as one of the top places to live and work, think UW MDTP!
JD Sauer, MDTP Director
Katrina Forest, Bacteriology Chair
Vanessa Sperandio, Medical Microbiology & Immunology Chair
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OUR PROGRAM IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Microbiology Doctoral Training Program is committed to the strength only diversity can bring. We strive to fully support all members of our community – Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+, first-generation, people with disabilities and all marginalized groups.
We all belong here at MDTP, all of us make our program great, all of us have a place in STEM.
We encourage prospective students from all backgrounds to learn more about our program and apply!
MEET MDTP STUDENTS
Etan is interested in environmental microbiology and integrating computational methods into his research. Etan's research is at the interface of virology and bioinformatics and aims to unravel the role of bacteriophages. At the moment, his project is focused on identifying and characterizing prophages. In his free time, Etan enjoys watching movies and reading.
Amy uses CRISPR-based genetic screens to characterize the microbial stress response during biofuel production. Amy is a former gymnast (current coach) and loves cooking, dancing, and yoga.
Heather studies the role of purine-degrading bacteria in atherosclerosis using mouse models. In her free time, Heather enjoys birding, going to trivia with friends, crocheting (especially with a warm cup of coffee from a local cafe), and hanging out with her cat, Inigo Montoya. Madison has a ton of great spots for hiking and birding, as well as some really great birding groups!