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YUM! DIGESTING ASM'S FOOD CONTENT

Microbes can be used to create delicious foods from fermentative processes; on the flipside, microbes can cause foodborne illness. Check out everything ASM has on food!
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CHEESE, GLORIOUS CHEESE

Learn about the microbiology of cheese.
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THE FUTURE OF FOOD SAFETY

ASM speaks to the FDA’s Eric Brown and Errol Strain on how microbial genomics is changing food microbiology.
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How Do I Get My First Position as a Microbiologist?

You'll need a solid foundation in reading, writing, math, computer science and communication.  Add to that biology, chemistry and physics, and you're on your way to becoming a microbiologist!

 
High School Courses Include:
Biology
Chemistry
English
Foreign Language
Math
Physics
Science
Speech
 
Undergraduate Courses Include:
Biological or Life Science
Calculus
Cell Biology
Chemistry
English
Environmental Microbiology
General Microbiology
Immunology
Microbial Genetics
Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Pathogenic and Applied Microbiology
Physics
Statistics
Virology

Review the ASM's recommendations for both undergraduate microbiology classes and programs for microbiology majors.

Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology Courses and Microbiology Majors

Additional preparation could include participating in extracurricular science clubs, joining local and national scientific professional societies, like ASM, and participating in activities that develop hand-eye coordination, communication and team-building skills.

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