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While faculty are grouped by one major research focus, most work across many of these areas. Please see the individual lab pages for more details.

Applied Microbiology – The application of microbes to solve problems in agriculture and industry

Environmental Microbiology / Microbial Ecology – Understanding interactions between microbes and their environment

Host-Microbe interactions – Understanding the beneficial and pathogenic interactions between microbes and host organisms.

Molecular Microbiology – Understanding the fundamental molecular processes of microbes.