The Program is called the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program. The Program oversees students training for a Ph.D. degree at UW-Madison in one of the areas of Microbiology historically represented in the Ph.D. training programs of the Department of Bacteriology, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (Bact.) and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School (MMI). These include but are not limited to biotechnology, environmental microbiology, host-symbiont or parasite interactions, immunology, medical microbiology, metabolic diversity and regulation, microbial pathogenesis, microbial ecology, regulation of microbial gene expression, and virology.
The Microbiology Doctoral Training Program replaces the existing departmental Ph.D. programs in Bact. and MMI. Faculty trainers will consist initially of all faculty and graduate trainers in the existing departmental programs.