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Majumder Lab Sample Collection at the Dane Co. Landfill

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Students sampling lake water in Lake Mendota

The primary goals of the Master of Science degree in Bacteriology are to develop students’ understanding of the scientific process and to provide advanced training in bacteriology. Students tailor a curriculum of advanced coursework and/or research, following either a coursework track or a research track. Students acquire a general overview of bacteriology and may focus on a specialized subject area such as bacterial physiology, molecular microbiology, food microbiology, environmental microbiology, biotechnology or medical microbiology.

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News and Events

  • Welcome New Students!

    The Bacteriology Master of Science program welcomed two new research track students this spring, Madeleine Lodes and Julia Kettner!

  • Briana Burton receives Atwood Faculty Fellow Award

    Congratulations! Briana Burton, associate professor in the Department of Bacteriology, was selected to receive the 2023 Myron H. and Anna Atwood Faculty Fellow Award.

  • Propelling Women in Power Podcast with Mallory Spencer

    Recent Bacteriology MS graduate Mallory Spencer was featured on Propelling Women in Power podcast discussing pressure vs. purpose. Mallory was a research track student in the Thomas Lab where she studied bioenergy. Check out the …