Polar research
Microbiology at Miami
Bacteria attacking a host cell
Microbiology at Miami
Fluorescence microscopy
Microbiology at Miami
Fraction collector
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Column chromatography
Microbiology at Miami
PCR
Microbiology at Miami
Graduate student researcher
Microbiology at Miami
Graduate student researcher
Microbiology at Miami
Culture plates
Microbiology at Miami
Hot stuff!
Microbiology at Miami
Undergraduate researcher
Microbiology at Miami
Robotics
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Spectrophotometry
Microbiology at Miami

Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology

Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology (CMSB) is an extremely broad discipline, which at its heart seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in controlling and mediating cellular metabolism, biosynthesis, and function. The current, exciting scientific progress in genomics, functional genomics and bioinformatics provides vital tools for life sciences research. In particular, the ever-increasing amount of genomic data offers biologists unprecedented opportunities to pursue the molecular and cellular mechanisms of life. Given the complex nature of genomes and gene functions, training across traditional disciplines can be particularly important for graduate students interested in life sciences research.

Cell, Molecular & Structural Biology

Luis Actis

Mitchell Balish

Annette Bollmann

Eileen Bridge

Joseph Carlin

Xiao-Wen Cheng

D.J. Ferguson

Natosha Finley

Rachael Morgan-Kiss

Microbiology interfaces with the broad training goals of the CMSB program, by offering students an array of opportunities to study molecular mechanisms involved in microbial cell function, bacterial and viral interactions with host cells and organisms, immune defenses against microbial infection, and mechanisms of microbial genetics and pathogenesis using molecular, structural and bioinformatic approaches. These faculty members are affiliates of the CMSB graduate program:

More information about the interdisciplinary Ph.D and M.S. programs in CMSB - including application procedures, links to participating departments and requirements for admission and graduation - can be found on the CMSB Graduate Program website.