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

1947 The departmental name was changed from Agricultural Bacteriology to Bacteriology. Click here to read more.


Thu, Apr 17 at 3:30 pm: Distinguished Lecture Series (see all) Dr. Vladimir Pelicic , MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, Imperial College London
Title: Specific DNA-binding pilins as modulators of horizontal gene transfer
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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