Students will be exposed to, directly apply, and understand the significance of, a wide range of current research techniques in the discipline of microbiology.
Students will be able to critically interpret complex data, i.e., they can use the data to draw a meaningful conclusion while articulating the limitations of the data set.
Students will be able to find and use primary literature to investigate a problem.
Students will be able to design sound experiments, including proper controls and appropriate statistical analyses.
Students will have a strong factual foundation in the structure, function, evolution, diversity, and ecology of microbes.