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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey Lab
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Selection plate of recombined lacZ fusions into E. coli, Jonathan Jagodnik, Gourse Lab
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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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Engineered enrichments of wastewater microbial communities, Elizabeth McDaniel, McMahon Lab
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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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Cell differentiation in Bacillus subtilis biofilms, Laura Huppert, Burton Lab
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Evolution of Acyl Carrier Proteins within Bacterial Polyketide Synthases, Marc Chevrette, 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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Ants in a grass-cutter ant fungus garden, Lily Khadempour, Currie Lab
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2018 Cool Science Image Contest Winner, Caitlin Carlson
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Arctic Lichen, Caitlin Carlson, Currie Lab
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Melissa Christopherson, Streptomyces isolated by Micro304 students

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Thank you for visiting the website of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Bacteriology. For more than a century, we have been known for outstanding research and teaching, and we are committed to a future in which this excellence will continue.

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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Publications

  • Lonetto MA, Donohue TJ, Gross CA, Buttner MJ, Discovery of the Extracytoplasmic Function σ Factors., Mol. Microbiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Pisithkul T, Schroeder JW, Trujillo EA, Yeesin P, Stevenson DM, Chaiamarit T, Coon JJ, Wang JD, Amador-Noguez D, Metabolic Remodeling during Biofilm Development of Bacillus subtilis., MBio DOI, PubMed
  • Donohue TJ, Shedding light on a Group IV (ECF11) alternative σ factor., Mol. Microbiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Diamond S, Andeer PF, Li Z, Crits-Christoph A, Burstein D, Anantharaman K, Lane KR, Thomas BC, Pan C, Northen TR, Banfield JF, Mediterranean grassland soil C-N compound turnover is dependent on rainfall and depth, and is mediated by genomically divergent microorganisms., Nat Microbiol DOI, PubMed
  • Scott IM, Rubinstein GM, Poole FL, Lipscomb GL, Schut GJ, Williams-Rhaesa AM, Stevenson DM, Amador-Noguez D, Kelly RM, Adams MWW, The thermophilic biomass-degrading bacterium utilizes two enzymes to oxidize glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate during glycolysis., J. Biol. Chem. DOI, PubMed
  • Jacobson TB, Adamczyk PA, Stevenson DM, Regner M, Ralph J, Reed J, Amador-Noguez D, H and C metabolic flux analysis elucidates in vivo thermodynamics of the ED pathway in Zymomonas mobilis., Metab. Eng. DOI, PubMed
  • Kurgan KW, Kleman AF, Bingman CA, Kreitler DF, Weisblum B, Forest KT, Gellman SH, Retention of Native Quaternary Structure in Racemic Melittin Crystals., J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI, PubMed
  • Yao Z, Cary BP, Bingman CA, Wang C, Kreitler DF, Satyshur KA, Forest KT, Gellman SH, Use of a Stereochemical Strategy To Probe the Mechanism of Phenol-Soluble Modulin α3 Toxicity., J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI, PubMed