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Welcome to the Department of Microbiology

Microbiology:  Exploring the unseen world

Microbiology represents the intersection between biochemistry, biology, and geology.  Microbes cause the infectious diseases that are some of our biggest foes, yet are also our closest companions, with microbial cells outnumbering human cells in our bodies.  They are the engines that drive the biosphere and shape our climate.  Our department encompasses scientists studying a broad range of fields, including microbial physiology, molecular microbiology, genetics, genomics, symbiosis, pathogenesis, biotechnology, computational biology, and ecology.  Graduates of our program go on to jobs in a wide variety of fields, including health care, public health, science policy, food safety, pharmaceuticals, industrial microbiology, and scientific research at academic and government institutions.

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On November 2nd, Dr. Walker and ASM officers, Grant Quinn, Linda Jawahar, and Vaishnavi Balaji, visited the Oglethorpe Middle school to teach Mr. King's 7th grade science class.

Bibi Zhou of the Szymanski Lab is awarded the 2023 Dr. Joy Porter Williams Fellowship in Microbiology.

The award was presented to Bibi during a special department seminar by Dr. Erin Dolan on November 2, 2023.

The Microbiology Department is pleased to announce that Rochelle Yap of the Lewis Lab was  selected to receive the Grimes Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Natural Sciences for the 2023-24 academic year.

Dr. Tatum Mortimer, Department of Population Health (UGA College of Veterinary Medicine)

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Liping Xiong (University of Georgia) Liping Xiong (University of Georgia) Liping Xiong, Mitchell Laboratory (UGA Department of Microbiology)

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Minju Kim (University of Georgia) Minju Kim (University of Georgia) Min-Ju Kim, Mitchell Laboratory (UGA Department of Microbiology)

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Support Microbiology at UGA

The Department of Microbiology appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click to read more

Every dollar contributed to the department has a direct impact on our students and faculty.

Seminars and Events

Microbiology

We host seminars and events by current and guest faculty nearly every week of the semester.

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