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About Us

The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, within the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis, has a long and distinguished history, which began in 1952 when the Department of Bacteriology was formed.  The Department is home to a diverse faculty whose research reflects the interdisciplinary nature of microbiology.  Current faculty members utilize molecular genetics to study the biology of individual microbes and also use microbial and non-microbial models for the study of specific cellular processes, including recombination, stress responses, aging, cancer, DNA repair, and adaptive mutation.  Research on various aspects of microbial development, host-microbe interactions, microbial metabolism, gene regulation and genomics are ongoing in a diverse range of bacteria and eukaryotic microbes.

About the College of Biological Sciences and UC Davis