The Program in Microbiology is a multidepartmental, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program of training and research in the study of microorganisms and their effects on their hosts. The faculty of the program share a commitment to understanding the biology of microorganisms through cellular, molecular, and genetic approaches. The faculty comprise microbiologists in several academic departments at Yale, including Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Experimental Pathology, Genetics, Immunobiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. The program is coordinated through the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis.

"It’s important to love what you do, but it’s also important to love where you do it. The Yale Microbiology program is perfect for students to develop a close-knit network of gifted colleagues and friends without sacrificing big-program perks. For example, my class had Yale’s own 2013 Nobel Laureate lecture for our class the day of his award. Meanwhile, I know the members of my department well enough to celebrate our fortune over world-class dining, trips to Yale’s numerous museums, and snow-tubing and zorbing at nearby mountains. I couldn’t be happier with my choice of programs." 
Ethan Sarnoski 
Microbiology Track

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