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