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A microbiologist running a pulsed field gel electrophoresis test used in bacterial typing.

A microbiologist is a biologist who works in the field of biology They typically hold either a Bachelor of Science degree or Doctoral degree majoring in microbiology. Microbiologists can be known under different names depending on the field of microbiology they specialize in:

  • Bacteriologists - work in the field of bacteriology and study bacteria.
  • Environmental Microbiologists - work in the field of environmental science and study microbial processes in the environment.
  • Food Microbiologists - work in the food industry and study microorganisms that cause foodborne illness and spoilage.
  • Industrial Microbiologists - generally work in field of biotechnology and study microorganisms that produce useful products.
  • Medical Microbiologists - medical practitioners (doctors) who have chosen to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of microbial diseases in patients.
  • Mycologists - work in the field of mycology and study fungi.
  • Protozoologists - work in the field of protozoology and study protists.
  • Virologists - work in the field of virology and study viruses
  • Microbial Epidemiologists - study the role of microorganisms in health and illness.

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