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Faculty Overview

In addition to the coursework offered through the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, the online MS degree also offers courses from the University of Florida Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, both through the College of Medicine. Please take some time review our faculty directories to learn more about the faculty who will work with you to enhance your science education.

MCS Faculty

At the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science (MCS), through the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), we work to generate new knowledge in microbial, molecular, cellular and computational biology and extend our knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general public. We always strive to conduct competitive and state-of-the-art scientific research in response to many of today’s important biological problems.

We pride ourselves in the diversity of our faculty, student body and curriculum. Our curricula at the graduate and undergraduate levels are intended to prepare our students for positions in academia, biomedical sciences, industry and government.

The Microbiology and Cell Science graduate program supports the missions of the college and university to serve the nation’s and state’s critical needs by contributing to a well-qualified and broadly diverse citizenry, leadership and workforce through graduate education and to expand our understanding of the natural world, the intellect and the senses through graduate student research.

MCS Faculty Directory –

MGM Faculty

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (MGM) at the UF College of Medicine houses a distinguished group of researchers in gene expression, RNA processing, DNA replication, genomics, gene therapy, molecular basis of disease and the mechanisms of viral and bacterial pathogenesis.

MGM plays a central role in several interdisciplinary research programs in the Health Science Center. Affiliated centers include the UF Genetics Institute, the Powell Gene Therapy Center, the Center for Mammalian Genetics and the University of Florida Brain Institute. The department takes pride in maintaining a modern scientific perspective and an extremely collegial atmosphere, fostering creativity and a free exchange of ideas.

MGM Faculty Directory –

Faculty currently participating in the online MS degree program:

  • Paul Gulig
  • Stephanie Karst
  • Scott Tibbetts

BMB Faculty

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at the UF College of Medicine is an exciting community of scholars involved in teaching and research.

The teaching mission of the department is carried out through our various professional, graduate and undergraduate instructional programs, which include 20 full-time faculty and clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Research training is provided in a broad area of the molecular biosciences. Interested students are welcome to visit our outstanding facilities to meet with our faculty and learn more about the stimulating intellectual and educational environment that is provided by the department.

BMB Faculty Directory –

Learn More About the Program

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