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Four students in lab garb work while one of them holds up a specimen
Presenting research
Exterior of Pearson Hall
Identifying unknowns
Microbes on stage
 Streaking in the lab
Gram staining done with gloves
Students and faculty in classroom
Students look into a microscope and view specimens

While you are visiting our campus, if you would like to visit with a faculty advisor to discuss what the Department of Microbiology has to offer, email us at or call us at (513) 529-5422 and we'll schedule an appointment.

Directions to the Department of Microbiology

To park: when on N. Patterson, follow the blue line to the parking garage. From there, walk south to Pearson Hall (marked with a purple pushpin). The Microbiology Department is one floor down; the office is in room 32

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Pearson Hall

Pearson HallPearson Hall, located on the corner of High Street and Patterson Avenue, is on the main campus of Miami University, which was established in 1809 and is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Ohio. The Department of Microbiology, founded in 1956 by Dr. Orton K. Stark, moved from Upham Hall to Pearson Hall in 1986.

About the Community

The main campus of Miami University is in Oxford, Ohio, a city with a population of about 8,500 (excluding students). Oxford is located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati and 45 miles south of Dayton.

The Oxford Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Oxford planning area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper.

The Cincinnati USA Convention Visitors Bureau was established in 1945 to promote the Greater Cincinnati area as a convention and leisure destination.

The Dayton Daily News and the Hamilton Journal News provide news, entertainment, and other information for the southwestern Ohio region, while the Oxford Press focuses on local events and issues