For more information contact
Micah Luftig, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
DUMC Box 3054
Durham, NC 27710
General InformationDegree offered:
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.