A researcher examining Petri dishes

Outstanding research facilities provide faculty, students and postdoctorals a state-of-the-art research environment. Most Microbiology research programs are funded by federal, state, or industrial support. The breadth and diversity of the Microbiology research community at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln fosters collaborations between laboratories with shared research interest, and bridges diverse disciplines.

Current collaborations include UNL Centers in Energy Sciences, Plant Sciences, and Virology. The laboratories are well equipped and located in modern facilities such as the Beadle Center, for Genetics and Biomaterials. Microbiology research is underwritten by the UNL Biotechnology Core Research Facilities.

Microbiology Faculty List

Our faculty pursue research in several areas, including Applied and Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Infectious Disease and Pathogenesis, Virology, Mycology, Microbial Diversity and Ecology, and Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics.