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MSU's Center for Biofilm Engineering offers an ideal setting for the interdisciplinary, collaborative research that is the basis for our worldwide reputation in the field of biofilms. Graduate and undergraduate students work under the guidance of the CBE's multidisciplinary faculty in contiguous laboratories to solve problems associated with biofilms in medical, industrial, and environmental contexts. The CBE's standing in the international research community attracts visiting students and faculty from all parts of the world, providing a culturally diverse and stimulating academic environment.

Graduate Education

Opportunity for PhD applicants to study biofilms:

Undergraduate Education


CBE excellence in research, education, and outreach 

CBE solving real-world problems of biofilms


Think Outside Expectations: MSU's Women in Engineering


Impacting healthcare sciences nationally and internationally through research, education, and outreach

Jennifer Summers, MSU-CBE masters graduate in chemical and biological engineering, explains her lab experience working on urinary catheters. Matthew Fields, CBE director, discusses the impact of biofilms on public health (minute 2:25). Video courtesy of MSU's Division of Health Sciences.


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