University of Minnesota

Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology


Stem Cell Institute

6-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street SE

Twin Cities, MN 55455

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MICaB Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota provides you with the intellectual background and array of techniques needed to excel in today's interdisciplinary world of biological and biomedical research. The program offers exceptional research opportunities in the fields of autoimmunity, biotechnology, cancer biology, environmental microbiology, genetic engineering of microorganisms, lymphocyte activation and development, microbial pathogenesis, molecular genetics of disease, host defense against pathogens (including HIV and related viruses), and vascular biology and inflammation. In the MICaB program, you will be immersed in just such an environment, allowing you to quickly become proficient in many aspects of biomedical science. You can choose to do your research with over 70 different faculty members and the extensive collaborations between MICaB laboratories will allow you to work with and meet many world-renowned scientists. The University of Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the nation's top research universities. You will present your research at regional, national, and international meetings and publish in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, and Cell. These are among the many research topics being studied by MICaB faculty: Microbiology - Bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogenesis; Environmental sensing and development in microbes; Microbial genomics; Genetic engineering of microorganisms for biotechnology; Immunology - Lymphocyte tolerance and autoimmunity; Lymphocyte activation and survival; Lymphocyte development; Transplantation; Immunotherapy; and Cancer Biology - Cell Biology and Metastasis; Cancer Genetics; Stem Cell Biology; Tumor Immunology.


The University of Minnesota has been accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

Split-Test Administration of the General Test in China (including Hong Kong), Korea, and Taiwan. The General Test is offered in two parts. The Analytical Writing section is offered on computer; the Verbal and Quantitative sections are offered at a paper-based administration. Test takers are required to take both the computer-based and paper-based parts of the GRE® General Test in the same testing year, and must take the computer-based Analytical Writing portion first.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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