Department Chair: Matthew Domek
Location: Tracy Hall Science Center, Room 302M
Telephone: Katie Nelson, 801-626-6949
Professors: Matthew Crook, Michele Culumber, Matthew Domek, William Lorowitz, Karen Nakaoka, Craig Oberg, Mohammad Sondossi; Assistant Professor: Matthew Crook; Visiting Assistant Professor: Daniel Clark
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and protozoa) including their structure, metabolism, distribution, and ecological relationships. Knowledge gained by microbiologists leads to a better understanding of molecular-level life processes and to beneficial applications in agriculture, industry, and medicine. The field is expanding, with special emphasis being given to genetic engineering, biotechnology, cell culture, disease and the immune response, production and storage of food, research and development and quality assurance of industrial products, disposal and detoxification of wastes, and the monitoring of environmental quality. Students interested in microbiology should make an appointment with the microbiology department advisor.
Microbiology Course Descriptions
ProgramsPre-ProfessionalBachelor of ScienceMinorHonors, Departmental