Microbiology encompasses the study of microbes and their interactions with other organisms. Microbes include viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protists. Microbiology is important to human health and medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture and many other fields. Ongoing research in the department includes work on tick-borne diseases as well as plant-microbe interactions.

Students interested in this area might consider any of the Biology Department majors, especially microbiology.

Faculty involved:
Becker, Galbreath, Sharp