UW-Madison Dept of Bacteriology

Welcome to the Department of Bacteriology

Dept of Bacteriology, UW-Madison, rotating image Our Department has been devoted to excellence in microbiology research, teaching, and service since its inception in 1914. We encourage you to learn more about us by exploring the resources here or by visiting us in our spectacular new home in the Microbial Sciences Building.

Bacteriology Department Historical Highlights

1932 Fred, Baldwin and McCoy published the definitive text on nitrogen fixation, "Root-nodule Bacteria and Leguminous Plants". This is still affectionately known as the "root nodule bible." Click here to read more.


Thu, Apr 24 at 3:30 pm: Distinguished Lecture Series (see all) Dr. Adam Kuspa, Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Title: What can the social amoebae tell us about the evolution of multicellularity
Thu, May 1 at 3:30 pm: Distinguished Lecture Series (see all) Dr. Alex Horswill , Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa
Title: Quorum sensing and quenching in Staphylococcus aureus
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Department of Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706

Phone (608) 262-2914
Department Chair: Richard Gourse
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