Department Chair: Michele Culumber
Location: Science Lab, Room 302M
Telephone: Carrie Minnoch 801-626-6949
Professors: William Lorowitz, Karen Nakaoka, Craig Oberg, Mohammad Sondossi; Assistant Professor: Jason Fritzler; Associate Professors: Michele Culumber, Matthew Domek
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.
ProgramsPre-ProfessionalBachelor of ScienceMinorHonors, Departmental