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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AS A [MICRO]BIOLOGY STUDENT? Microbiology, broadly defined as the study of organisms invisible to the naked eye, is at the forefront of modern biology. Our students study microbiology in all its forms: from understanding how the billions of cells in our microbiomes keep us healthy; the role bacteria and phages play in the global carbon cycle and climate change; how genes and their expression are regulated at the molecular level; where antibiotic resistance comes from and how to fight it; to how pathogenic parasites, fungi, viruses and bacteria cause disease and how they can be treated. Microbiology is a modern science studied in the lab, in the environment and in silico at Ohio State, where we harness big-data analytics and cutting-edge experimental approaches. In addition to a learning and research environment that integrates classroom, online and lab studies, Ohio State microbiologists conduct their studies in realworld settings ranging from rural Ohio to the Arctic Circle to sub-Saharan Africa. This highly diverse approach to microbiology gives our students the kind of skills they can apply to a range of situations by providing them a broad and integrative knowledge of different fields. Microbiology at Ohio State epitomizes a modern interdisciplinary STEM field in every sense.

MICROBIOLOGY IS THE KEY TO FOOD SAFETY, GLOBAL HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY AND IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE BIO-SCIENCE REVOLUTION. AS A [MICRO]BIOLOGY MAJOR, THAT’S WHERE YOU WILL BE, TOO. ARE YOU READY FOR [MACRO] POSSIBILITIES?


WHERE WILL [MICRO]BIOLOGY TAKE YOU? I’m interested in the MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

I’m interested in being a MEDICAL DOCTOR I’m interested in studying how MICROBES AND VIRUSES DRIVE CLIMATE CHANGE

I’m interested in studying how to DETECT AND CONTROL FOODBORNE PATHOGENS

I’m interested in studying HIV AND ITS IMPACT ON GLOBAL HEALTH


Take MICROBIOLOGY 3704, an interdisciplinary course where you learn about the history and evolution of the HIV pandemic

Take MICROBIOLOGY 5122 (Immunology) and MICROBIOLOGY 5147 (Eukaryotic pathogens) to understand how microbes cause disease and how the body fights infection

Understand the importance of environmental monitoring and sustainable bioenergy after completing MICROBIOLOGY 5155

Perform research alongside faculty experts in MICROBIOLOGY 5536 AND 5546 and learn about intervention strategies for safer food consumption

Take MICROBIOLOGY 2000 to understand the process of microbiology research and learn about ongoing microbiology research at Ohio State


Identify a microbiology faculty member who studies antibiotic resistance and sign up for MICROBIOLOGY 4998, undergraduate microbiology research

Your knowledge of the connections between microbes and geochemistry lands you a job at an ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY where you work to reduce pollution and conserve the planet

You enter the FOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY where you help make production safer and decrease the number of foodborne illness outbreaks

Detour! YOU TRAVEL TO TANZANIA ON A STUDY ABROAD TRIP, exploring the real world impact of- and response to HIV/AIDS

You enter a PhD program focused on antimicrobial drug discovery and become a principal scientist at a BIOTECHNOLOGY STARTUP

You enroll in MEDICAL SCHOOL and become an infectious disease doctor, where you care for people suffering from fungal infections

You are prepared for a career in public health with the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION where you study the feasibility of a new long-lasting, injectable HIV therapy


“One of the best features of the microbiology program is the faculty that makes up the department. It is clear that these professors are passionate about the field they are in and are willing to go out of their way to give help, advise and give direction to their students. If you show enthusiasm and interest in microbiology, your professors will be an indispensable resource for your success in college and beyond.”

SYDNEY ALIBECKOFF 2018 graduate

START YOUR OWN JOURNEY AT [MICROBIOLOGY.OSU.EDU] DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY 105 Biological Sciences Building • 484 W. 12th Ave. • Columbus OH, 43210-1106 @osumicrobiology

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Department of Microbiology Recruitment Brochure 2019  

Department of Microbiology Recruitment Brochure 2019  

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