Pursue a PhD Investigating Microbes

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Are microbes sounding the alarm?

Soil health, gut health and plant health can all be measured by the microbes that live within them. Work with world-renowned researchers at the University of Guelph, Ontario Agricultural College to discover the hidden secrets of microbes and their link to all aspects of health.

Do you want to achieve something significant? Are you driven to explore and learn new things?  If you want to improve your abilities to understand and solve problems, become a better communicator and make a difference, then a doctorate may be right for you.

PhDs That Make a Difference  

Meet your future faculty advisor

Say hello to some of the featured professors doing research on the power of microbes. 

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Prof. Manish Raizada
Plant Microbiology
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Prof. Kari Dunfield
Soil Microbiology

Animal Biosciences 

Elijah Kiarie (poultry)
Julang Li (swine)

Environmental Sciences

Kari Dunfield (environmental microbiology)
Paul Goodwin (plant-microbe interactions)
Marc Habash (microbial science)
Hung Lee (environmental microbiology)
Paul Voroney (soil science)

Food Science

Shai Barbut (meat structure and quality)
Jeff Farber (food safety)
Gisèle LaPointe (dairy microbiology)
Keith Warriner (food safety)

Plant Agriculture

Manish Raizada (microbes & sustainable agriculture kits)
Katerina Serlemitsos Jordan (turfgrass science)


To learn more about professors conducting research related to microbes and other areas visit the Department of Animal Biosciences' websiteSchool of Environmental Sciences websiteDepartment of Food Science's website or Department of Plant Agriculture's website.

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