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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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Media and Lake Mendota, Julia Martien, Amador-Noguez Lab
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2018 Cool Science Image Contest Winner, Caitlin Carlson
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Cross section of poplar tree root (stained purple) colonized by a mutualistic ectomycorrhizal fungus (stained green). Kevin Cope, Ane Lab
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Spore stain of Clostridium botulinum. Sabine Pellett, Johnson Lab
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Amanita muscaria, Anne Pringle, Pringle Lab
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Melissa Christopherson, Streptomyces isolated by Micro304 students
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Bacillus subtilis cells with RecA-GFP foci in response to head-on replication-transcription conflict, Ponlkrit Yeesin, Wang Lab
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Streptomyces lividans, Robb Stankey, Currie Lab
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Evolution of Acyl Carrier Proteins within Bacterial Polyketide Synthases, Marc Chevrette, Currie Lab
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Differential sectoring in Rhizobium colonies due to random curing of a GFP plasmid, Matthew Crook, Ané Lab
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Cell differentiation in Bacillus subtilis biofilms, Laura Huppert, Burton Lab
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Ants in a grass-cutter ant fungus garden, Lily Khadempour, Currie Lab
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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey Lab
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Arctic Lichen, Caitlin Carlson, Currie Lab
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X-ray crystallography model of the dimerization interface of Salmonella Typhimurium superoxide dismutase SodCI. Peter Newhouse, Forest Lab

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In brief, we produce discoveries that contribute to basic knowledge, we develop practical applications that affect lives, and we provide superior training for the next generation of microbiologists. The training we provide allows undergraduate and graduate students to begin careers that contribute to the world in many ways -- in research, teaching, industry, entrepreneurship, scientific writing and editing, and government service. Our faculty, staff, and students have created a vibrant place to learn, teach, and conduct research, a place rich in opportunity, ideas, creativity, and resources, and a place where people can flourish and discover their own potential. Because we engage people with widely differing backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and styles, we achieve excellence through diversity.

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  • Dwulit-Smith JR, Hamilton JJ, Stevenson DM, He S, Oyserman BO, Moya-Flores F, Garcia SL, Amador-Noguez D, McMahon KD, Forest KT, acI Actinobacteria Assemble a Functional Actinorhodopsin with Natively-synthesized Retinal., Appl. Environ. Microbiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Li H, Sosa-Calvo J, Horn HA, Pupo MT, Clardy J, Rabeling C, Schultz TR, Currie CR, Convergent evolution of complex structures for ant-bacterial defensive symbiosis in fungus-farming ants., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. DOI, PubMed
  • Chevrette MG, Currie CR, Emerging evolutionary paradigms in antibiotic discovery., J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. DOI, PubMed
  • De Wolfe TJ, Eggers S, Barker AK, Kates AE, Dill-McFarland KA, Suen G, Safdar N, Oral probiotic combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium alters the gastrointestinal microbiota during antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile infection., PLoS ONE DOI, PubMed
  • Kotil SE, Vetsigian K, Emergence of evolutionarily stable communities through eco-evolutionary tunnelling., Nat Ecol Evol DOI, PubMed
  • Keller C, Maeda J, Jayaraman D, Chakraborty S, Sussman MR, Harris JM, Ané JM, Li L, Comparison of Vacuum MALDI and AP-MALDI Platforms for the Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Metabolites Involved in Salt Stress in ., Front Plant Sci DOI, PubMed
  • Gourse RL, Chen AY, Gopalkrishnan S, Sanchez-Vazquez P, Myers A, Ross W, Transcriptional Responses to ppGpp and DksA., Annu. Rev. Microbiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Rohwer RR, Hamilton JJ, Newton RJ, McMahon KD, TaxAss: Leveraging a Custom Freshwater Database Achieves Fine-Scale Taxonomic Resolution., mSphere DOI, PubMed