Dissertation Topics In Clinical Microbiology

Listed below are the dissertation thesis titles authored by doctoral degree conferees in the past two academic years. Titles are listed with student’s name and mentor.

"Determinants Influencing Polar Flagellar Biosynthesis and Cell Division in Campylobacter Jejuni"
Murat Balaban
Mentor: David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
"Characterization of VPA0450, a Type III Secreted Effector Protein from Vibrio Parahaemolyticus"
Christopher Broberg
Mentor: Kimberly Orth, Ph.D.
"Hepatitis C Virus Entry into Hepatocytes and Engagement of Innate Immune Defenses"
David Owen
Mentor: Michael Gale, Ph.D.
"Host-Based Mechanisms of Ribavirin Resistance: Implications in Treatment Response of Hepatitis C Virus Infection"
Kristie Ibarra
Mentor: Julie K. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
"Assessment of CD4+ T Cell Depletion and Monocyte Function During Nonpathogenic SIV Infection of Sooty Mangabeys"
Kiran Mir
Mentor: Donald Sodora, Ph.D.
"Gastrointestinal Influences on Poliovirus Replication, Dissemination and Pathogenesis in Mice"
Sharon Kay Kuss
Mentor: Julie K. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
"Mechanisms Controlling Virulence Thresholds of Mixed Viral Populations and Identification of Three Host Barriers to Poliovirus Neuropathogenesis"
Karen Lancaster
Mentor: Julie K. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
"Inhibition of Cell Proliferation through Regulated Intramembrane Proteolysis of CREB3L1"
Bray Standard Denard
Mentor: Jin Ye, Ph.D.
"The Role of Host Hormones and Metabolites in the Regulation of Virulence in Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia Coli (EHEC)
Jacqueline Wanjiku Njoroge
Mentor: Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
"Autophagy in Antiviral Immunity"
Anthony Walter Orvedahl
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.

Dissertation Topics In Microbiology: 25 Problems Worth Investigating

Microbiology is an interesting subject of study involving many different aspects of life and organisms as a whole through the study of most single celled lifeforms. This field of research is responsible for many advances made in medicine and there are still many mysteries left waiting to be unlocked.

When choosing a topic of research, one must always try to select one that they, as well as their readers, share an interest in. It is also important to do some preliminary research on your topic of choice, to ensure you are capable of acquiring all the relevant information necessary to make your paper a good one. The following is a list of 25 problems worth investigating for your microbiology dissertation:

  1. How do bacteria respond to stress compared to more complex organisms?
  2. What are the similarities in genetics between single celled bacteria and complex organisms.
  3. What are the major causes of bacterial swarming in nature?
  4. What are the potential benefits of using genetically modified bacteria to aid in agriculture?
  5. What are the risks involved in genetic modification of bacteria to combat bacterial pest in vegetable crops?
  6. What are the main causes of bacterial outbreak in populated areas?
  7. What is the most common form of transmission for bacterial infections?
  8. Cell division in bacteria can teach us more about the process of aging in larger animals.
  9. Viruses are more beneficial to the lives of large organisms than they are harmful.
  10. The evolutionary changes required to allow organisms to survive near deep sea thermal vents.
  11. The potential micro bacterial life existing in the unexplored parts of the worlds oceans.
  12. The role played by extreme pressures on bacteria living in deep under sea environments.
  13. How does hydro static pressure affect the amino acid requirements bacteria?
  14. Low population micro bacterial populations are the result extremely stable environments.
  15. The advantages of studying evolution through fast reproducing micro bacterial species.
  16. Why we will lose the war against antibiotic resistant bacteria.
  17. The truth about the dominant species on the planet from the perspective of a virus.
  18. How sensitive are bacteria to the conditions in their preferred niche?
  19. How did humans evolve a symbiotic relationship with micro bacteria?
  20. What are the risks of introducing nitrogen fixing micro bacteria into farmlands?
  21. Are bacteria living in cold oceans near the poles different from those living in the cold waters at the bottom of the Marianas trench?
  22. How vaccines are made.
  23. What we can do to combat antibiotic resistance.
  24. The evolution of a virus.
  25. The transmission of food borne pathogens in humans.

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