Research Areas


The bacterial cell is the single most powerful tool microbiologists have for learning how life works. Researchers in our department use populations of cells grown in the laboratory and those prepared from animal hosts and environmental samples to study cellular functions at the molecular level.  More


Plant BiologyMicrobiology and Plant Biology Department

Because photosynthetic organisms are the primary producers for natural and agricultural ecosystems, Plant Biology provides critical data to solve global problem such as biofuel development, food plant improvement, climate change effects, and biodiversity conservation.

Areas of Research Emphasis