Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below. Applying to the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Students interested in attending graduate school within the CMMB Department should visit the CMMB website that can be accessed from the main USF site and review the current CMMB faculty. It is recommended that potential students consider at least 2-3 CMMB faculty that they would be interested in working with and communicate this information in their letter of application. It is also recommended that potential students contact the CMMB Graduate Director as well as the individual faculty members they are interested in working with via email. Such communication will facilitate the assignment of the laboratory rotations that CMMB students will participate in during their first semester of residency and also allow the applicant to determine whether the desired faculty member has positions available in the laboratory. All students admitted to the Masters concentration in Cell Biology and Molecular Biology must establish a supervisory committee. The supervisory committee shall constitute the major professor and at least two additional credentialed faculty. At least one of the committee members must be a faculty member at USF. Supervisory committee must be formed within two semesters after matriculation.The CMMB Graduate Director, CMMB Chair, and the College Associate Dean (or designee) must approve the Supervisory Committee. Once a major professor has been assigned and/or a student occupies or utilizes significant space or facilities for research or analogous scholarly activity directly pertinent to the generation of a thesis, the student shall enroll for two (2) hours of research credit each semester (other than summer semester), until eligible to enroll in thesis credits. Applying to the Department of Integrative BiologyStudents interested in attending graduate school within the IB Department should contact potential major professors to communicate their research ideas and establish that the professor will consider the student's application. The IB Department requires that all students admitted into the MS major have the approval of a major professor. Applicants should contact faculty conducting research in the student's area of interest well in advance of the application deadline. For all master's students, the major professor and at least two additional faculty constitute the student's supervisory committee, the major professor and at least one of the committee members must be from the Integrative Biology Department. Graduate Supervisory Committees must be established within two semesters after matriculation. Failure to do so will be cause for dismissal.The IB Graduate Director, IB Chair, and the College Associate Dean (or designee) must approve the Graduate Supervisory Committee. Once a major professor has been assigned and/or a student occupies or utilizes significant space or facilities for research or analogous scholarly activity directly pertinent to the generation of a thesis, the student shall enroll for a minimum of two (2) hours of research credit each semester (other than summer semester), until eligible to enroll in thesis credits.Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation, Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Ecology and Evolution, Environmental and Ecological Microbiology, Physiology and MorphologyMaterials necessary for a complete application are listed below.The following items should be submitted in the envelope provided to:CMMB Graduate Office
Attention: CMMB Graduate Director
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave ISA 2015
Tampa, FL 33620-5150Integrative Biology Graduate Office
Attention: IB Graduate Director
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave SCA110
Tampa, FL 33620-5150
The Department of Biology was expanded into the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) and the Department of Integrated Biology (IB) in 2009. Each Department has its own Chair and Graduate Director and offers students a Master of Science in Biology with a specific concentration associated with either CMMB or IB. There is no general Biology M.S. major. The CMMB and IB Departments are located in modern, well-equipped buildings. Research in the CMMB Department is done by faculty housed in the Interdisciplinary Science Building and the Bio-Science Facility building (BSF), and most of the research within the IB Department is conducted by faculty housed in the Science Center building (SCA). Because of the interdisciplinary aspect of most research projects, faculty and graduate students often work together on broad training research projects that bring together many of the traditionally separate areas of biology. Many of the faculty within CMMB and IB are involved in cooperative research with their colleagues in Chemistry, Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Geology, Psychology, Geography, Marine Science, and Environmental Science. Often CMMB and IB graduate students have faculty members from these other areas of USF as members of their graduate committees. Because of the many undergraduate courses that require hands-on experimental laboratories, both CMMB and IB support many graduate students as Teaching Assistants. CMMB and IB values high quality teaching at all levels of instruction. Research Assistant positions also are available to support research with specific faculty members depending on an individual faculty members funding. Numerous scholarship opportunities are also offered on a competitive basis through the USF Graduate School. Application to the Biology Major is through one of the two departments, with students selecting a formal Concentration. Refer to the Concentration listing in the Catalog for specific information and requirements.
Cell Biology, Molecular Biology; Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation; Cancer Biology; Developmental Biology; Microbiology; Ecology and Evolution; Environmental and Ecological Microbiology; Physiology and Morphology.
Masters Thesis Microbiology - …
This is an option module for students taking the Medical Microbiology route of the Biomedical Science MSc and Biomedical Science with Management MSc programmes. Within the module the structural properties of microorganisms are introduced and discussed in the context of their use in taxonomic grouping and in aiding identification of microbial agents. In addition the module also explores the general principles of both traditional and molecular methods of laboratory investigation of infectious disease. Students' knowledge is developed by the in-depth consideration of a number of specific infectious diseases of contemporary importance, with key material being delivered by external specialist practitioners. The material delivered in the module is directly related to the requirements of the biomedical science workplace. The taxonomic aspects covered relate directly to current practices in the grouping of organisms, and cover both traditional and modern molecular techniques. Similarly, in the diagnostics component of the module both traditional and developing diagnostic techniques are covered, often by outside speakers from industry. This not only provides a context for the current application of these techniques, but also scope to demonstrate the requirement for continuous improvements in diagnostics. The module also re-enforces how an understanding of these techniques and developments enhance employability.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - University of Washington
As from 01/01/2015, the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology will be accepting texts annoncing new publically available genomes in our new "Genome Announcements" section. The purpose of this section is to allow authors of a genome submission to inform the readers of BJM that a novel complete genome sequence of a microbiological organism is now publically available and of interest to the scientific community. The genome announcement does not preclude future publication of a detailed full scientific paper later in BJM or elsewhere. The scope for Genome Announcements in BJM is outlined below: