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MICaB Ph.D. Program

Welcome Message and Program Overview

Wade Bresnahan, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies
Welcome and thanks for your interest in the Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Ph.D. Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota. Your passion for research can lead to an exciting and fulfilling career in the basic biological and biomedical sciences.  You can get there by earning a Ph.D. degree in the MICaB program.  If the process of discovery and the potential to enhance health and improve our environment through research excites and motivates you, we invite you to begin this journey by joining the MICaB Ph.D. program.

To help answer questions you may have about doctoral graduate programs in general, and the MICaB Graduate Program specifically, I have provided some information below. The first set of links brings you to brief discussions as to what I think an applicant should look for in a doctoral program, and why you should consider joining MICaB. The second set of links brings you to answers to frequently asked questions about our program (e.g. how is MICaB pronounced? The answer is “my cab”). It also provides historical and current statistics about MICaB, including where many of our alumni are now.

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Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology Ph.D. Graduate Program

University of Minnesota
689 23rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455