Undergraduate Research is an important mission of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. The University has instituted a number of programs to promote and in some cases fund undergraduate research. The College of Science and Allied Health has additional funding opportunities including travel and supply grants, and summer fellowships. In the microbiology program, the faculty provide a number of opportunities for students to do research in areas as diverse as food microbiology, microbial genetics, virology, environmental microbiology, immunology and pathogenic bacteriology. Students can enroll for Independent Research credit (MIC 499) if they so desire. Check out the faculty and staff page to find out the research interests of the various faculty members in the department. This page also contains links to their individual web pages which may provide additional information. Some microbiology students do microbiology-related research with Biology and Chemistry faculty as well.
For more information about the Microbiology major, contact:
Dr. S.N. Rajagopal, Chair
Department of Microbiology