Graduate Programs

Recruiting new graduate mBiome cohort researching all aspects of microbiomes. 

Faculty active in the Penn State Microbiome Center are seeking students to fill graduate research assistantships starting in Fall 2020 or earlier. Applicants with strong demonstrated intellectual merit, outstanding GPA and GRE test scores, and laboratory research experiences that have led to creative accomplishments are encouraged to apply to work with any of our faculty and nationally-recognized research programs.

Applications must be made directly to a participating graduate program by December 15. 

Participating Graduate Programs:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Bioinformatics and Genomics 

College of Information Sciences 

Computer Science 

Department of Anthropology 

Department of Biology 

Department of Food Science 

Department of Mathematics 

Department of Nutritional Sciences 

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, College of Medicine (Hershey) 

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine (Hershey) 

Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology 

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management 

Department of Entomology 

Department of Plant Science 

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education 


Plant Biology 

Contact Dr. Carolee Bull for more details about the mBiome program, and individual researchers about their projects. Click on the names of the departments above for information about their specific graduate programs. 

Carolee Bull

Director of the Microbiome Center; Professor of Plant Pathology; Bacterial Systematics Head, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology