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Faculty in the Department of Microbiology are affiliated with interdisciplinary programs in Genetics, Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Neuroscience. Students from these programs have the opportunity to conduct their dissertation research with a Department of Microbiology faculty member. The admission process for these programs can be found at their web sites.
The Biosciences Program is a multidisciplinary entry program for 17 PhD-granting programs at The University of Iowa, including the Department of Microbiology. This graduate training program allows students to investigate several disciplines including biomedical and basic sciences prior to choosing a specific degree program.
The University of Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) provides a combined MD/PhD degree that integrates graduate research training with clinical studies. Students admitted to the MSTP program have the opportunity to conduct their dissertation research with a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology.
As a graduate student in the Department of Microbiology, you are eligible to apply for a fellowship from the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB). The CBB is not affiliated with one department within The University of Iowa, but is based on contributions of more than 50 faculty members from eight departments: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, Microbiology, and Pharmacology.