Why pursue a Ph.D. in microbiology at UNH?
Our microbiology Ph.D. program combines a dynamic curriculum in a broad range of areas with interdisciplinary research opportunities at the frontiers of microbiology, host-microbe interactions and environmental microbiology. You’ll be prepared for leadership positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and academic and government research laboratories, as well as roles in teaching and research at the college and university level.
We emphasize interdisciplinary research training, with opportunities in cutting-edge areas including host-microbe interactions, parasitology and immunology; environmental microbiology; signal transduction pathways; molecular microbiology; genomics and bioinformatics; microbial ecology and evolution; and biotechnology. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, becoming familiar with our facilities through lab rotations early in the program. We hold weekly graduate student seminar presentations, as well as a departmental seminar series of invited speakers. You’ll also enjoy opportunities to gain teaching experiences as a graduate teaching assistant.
Potential career areas
- College or university faculty
- Director of university or hospital core laboratory facilities
- Government or non-profit research institute scientist or program officer
- Research and development scientist in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries
- Scientific writing, and communication