Program Statistics


To help applicants and others interested in the Molecular Microbiology program, we provide information on the outcomes of trainees who have enrolled in our program.

The information below is based on students who matriculated into the program from 2000 onward.

Information on the careers pursued by our alumni can be found here cap

 Completion Information for Microbiology PhD Trainees Entering 2000-present
  Number Percent
Trainees Entering
Trainees Obtaining PhD
Trainees Obtaining MS
2 2.9
Trainees Obtaining Any Degree 61 89.7
Trainees Withdrawing with No Degree
7 10.3
Trainees Still Enrolled* 32  
Average Years to PhD

*These individuals entered training in 2011 or thereafter and are still pursuing their training.

Contact Information









Katya Heldwein, PhD
Program Director

Administrative Office
M&V 4
Phone: 617-636-6750
Fax: 617-636-0337


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MERGE-ID is for PhD students who want to integrate clinical infectious disease problems into basic research on pathogenic mechansisms and host responses.

Micro Alums

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Over 150 trainees have graduated from the Molecular Microbiology Program.

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development