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Graduate Training

For graduate training UC Davis operates on the graduate group system instead of the more common departmental system used at other universities.   Dr. Mills accepts graduate students from the three graduate groups listed below.  Please see the specific program for application details.

pedEMApplications for M.S. or Ph.D. programs

Microbiology Graduate Group

Food Science Graduate Group

Viticulture and Enology Graduate Group


Graduate training grants and other related programs

NIH Training Program in Biomolecular Technology

Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program

Integrating Medicine into Basic Science Program

UC Biotechnology Research and Education Program

UC Graduate School of Management Business Development Programs for Scientists

Professors for the Future Program


Postdoctoral Training

If you are interested in postdoctoral work in the Mills lab please send a CV and list of three references to David Mills (


Undergraduate Training

We routinely have one or two projects for UC Davis undergraduates.   If you are interested in an undergraduate research project in the Mills lab please stop by Dr. Mill's office and ask.


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Dr. Mills interviewed by Sac Bee on microbiome article Mar 05, 2017
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Dr. Mills Elected Fellow in American Academy of Microbiology Feb 25, 2015
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NIH Grant Success on Milk Bioactives!! Nov 26, 2014
UC Davis Milk Bioactives Group Profiled in Science Sep 26, 2014
Steve Frese honored by European Probiotics Association Sep 07, 2014
Nick Bokulich garners 2013-14 Kinsella Thesis award Sep 07, 2014
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