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Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

For more information contact

Micah Luftig, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
DUMC Box 3054
Durham, NC 27710
(919) 668-3091

Email: micah.luftig@duke.edu

http://mgm.duke.edu

General Information

Degree offered:
Ph.D.
Faculty working with students:
59
Students:
66
Students receiving Financial Aid:
100%
Part time study available:
No
Test required:
GRE General. GRE Subject (Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology) recommended
Application Deadlines

Program Description

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology offers a range of opportunities for training in the use of molecular and genetic tools to solve biological problems. Current research interests focus on: (1) microbial pathogenesis, (2) RNA biology, (3) virology, and (4) experimental genetics and genomics. Members of the Department use a wide variety of experimental approaches (e.g., classical genetics, generation of transgenic animals, tissue culture models) and study a diversity of model organisms (budding yeast, worms, fruit flies, mice, zebrafish, and humans). The Department is extremely interactive. In addition to course work, students participate in a number of activities that enhance their training and facilitate interaction with each other, as well as with post-doctoral fellows and faculty.

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