Graduate Programs in Biological Sciences

Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology (CMMB)

Reflecting the breadth of biology, the Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology (CMMB) Program at the University of Montana, houses a vibrant group of faculty working on timely problems, using a variety of approaches and model organisms. The mission of CMMB is to advance basic and translational research as well as to provide excellent training for our graduate students in a thriving collaborative environment. CMMB students earn M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in one of four focal areas: Cellular and Developmental BiologyMicrobial Evolution and Ecology, Microbiology and Immunology, or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
C. elegans with RNA granules (photo credit: Ekaterina Voronina)

Ecology and Evolution (EE)

With world-class faculty and unparalleled access to the intact ecosystems of the Northern Rockies, EE is an ideal place to explore the processes that create biological diversity and shape its distribution across landscapes.  The hallmark of EE is integration, both as a community of researchers with shared interests and in individual research programs that cut across scales from molecules to ecosystems. EE offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Ecology and Evolution.

Yellow monkeyflowers in Yellowstone (credit: Odd Angle Photgraphy)