Prospective Students

The PMB Graduate Program trains Ph.D. students in the use of plants and microbes as model systems to answer basic and translational research questions with an emphasis on state-of-the-art techniques and approaches that apply across all disciplines.  Formal coursework requirements and the preliminary examination should be concluded by the end of the second year.  Research training is accomplished by a combination of required research rotations in the first year followed by a significant thesis research project.  Seminars and journal clubs help members of the program stay current with the latest scientific advances.

The application deadline is December 1 and is available through DBBS.  For questions regarding the application, contact DBBS at 1-800-852-9074 (toll-free) or by email to

Please explore the tabs on the right and the links below to learn more about the PMB Program: