Humans have evolved to live with microbes: to defend against those that harm us, and maintain those that are beneficial. Microbes too have evolved diverse metabolic activities that allow them to thrive in a wide variety of habitats and in association with all living creatures. The result of this coordinated evolution is a spectacular diversity of interactions between microbes and the world, and a diversity of ways in which microbes affect our lives. Our expanded program is designed to train students and postdoctoral fellows in the use of cutting-edge tools to investigate the microbe-animal interface and microbe contributions to human health and disease.
Applications Now Closed for 2022-23
The MHD steering committee at UW-Madison is soliciting applications for 5 pre-doctoral trainee positions and potentially 2 postdoctoral (PhD) trainee position to be appointed 7/1/22-6/30/23. Application deadline was March 30, 2022.
Seminars and Events
As part of their training grant committment, each trainee gives two presentations during their grant cycle: a journal club and a presentation of their research. These seminars take place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in room 2511 MSB.