Microbiology, Cell & Molecular Biology
programs in Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology leading to
the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are supported by the research faculty
in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and adjunct
faculty in other departments. Graduate studies for a Ph.D. degree
require 90 credit hours for students entering with a bachelors degree.
Only 60 credit hours are required for the Ph.D. degree for students
entering with a M.S. degree. Graduate studies for a M.S. degree
require 30 credit hours. Graduate students can specialize in a wide
variety of research disciplines including - Molecular Biology, Molecular
Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Mycology, Physiology, Virology,
Biophysics, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, Environmental Microbiology,
Developmental Biology, Genomics, Bioremediation, Environmental Sciences,
applications from prospective graduate students, should contain
transcripts, GRE general test scores (GRE code 0212), three letters of recommendation,
and a statement of interest. The application deadline is February 15 of each year and admission is for the
Fall semester only.
Application requests can be made to
the Graduate Coordinator or online http://microbiology.okstate.edu
Financial support resources for students includes teaching assistantships, research assistantships, health insurance and various tuition waivers.
Graduate Faculty List
information regarding faculty research interests can be found on
Robert L. Burnap Professor Ph.D., 1987, Biology, University of California Santa Barbara Molecular genetic and biophysical analysis of photosynthesis
D. Kim Burnham Associate Professor Ph.D., 1984 University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center Immune responses within mammalian skin, immunity in reptiles, modulation of host immune responses by cancer
Mostafa Elshahed Assistant Professor Ph.D., 2001, Microbiology, University of Oklahoma Molecular microbial ecology of anaerobic habitats. Environmental genomics of novel microbial groups
Babu Z. Fathepure Associate Professor Ph.D., 1985, Environmental Microbiology, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India Applied Microbiology & Ecology Lab. Microbial physiology and ecology of hydrocarbon degrading organisms in saline environments. Microbial diversity and dynamics of animal waste lagoons.
Jeffrey A. Hadwiger Associate Professor Ph.D., 1989, Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara Molecular mechanisms of signal transduction in eukaryotic cell movements and differentiation, receptor and G-protein function and specificity
Wouter D. Hoff Associate Professor Ph.D., 1995, Chemistry/Microbiology, University of Amsterdam Bacterial photoreceptors as model systems for signal transduction and protein function
Gilbert H. John Associate Professor Ph.D., 1990, Microbiology, Colorado State University Xenobiotic metabolism (anaerobic, azoreductase) by microorganisms, biosensor and infectious disease research
Robert V Miller Regents Professor Ph.D., 1972, Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Genetics of recombination and UV repair in environmental microorganisms, horizontal gene transfer in natural environments, biosensors for biotechnology.
Marianna Patrauchan Assistant Professor Ph.D., 1995, Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine Physiology of biofilm formation, its role in bacterial pathogenicity
Rolf A Prade Professor Ph.D., 1987, Biochemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Molecular genetics and cell biology of fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
Edward Shaw Assistant Professor Ph.D., 1997, Microbiology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine Molecular pathogenesis in obligate-intracellular bacteria, host cell-pathogen molecular interactions and response to infection
Anand Sukhan Assistant Professor Ph.D., 1996, Biology, University of British Columbia Molecular and genetic analysis of the mechanisms of type III secretion in bacterial pathogens
Moses N Vijayakumar Professor Ph.D., 1982, Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago Pathogenesis, molecular biology and genetics of gene transfer mechanisms in streptococci, regulation of gene expression