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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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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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Cell differentiation in Bacillus subtilis biofilms, Laura Huppert, Burton Lab
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Media and Lake Mendota, Julia Martien, Amador-Noguez Lab
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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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Evolution of Acyl Carrier Proteins within Bacterial Polyketide Synthases, Marc Chevrette, Currie 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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X-ray crystallography model of the dimerization interface of Salmonella Typhimurium superoxide dismutase SodCI. Peter Newhouse, Forest Lab
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Engineered enrichments of wastewater microbial communities, Elizabeth McDaniel, McMahon 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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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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  • Shin J, Marx H, Richards A, Vaneechoutte D, Jayaraman D, Maeda J, Chakraborty S, Sussman M, Vandepoele K, Ané JM, Coon J, Roy S, A network-based comparative framework to study conservation and divergence of proteomes in plant phylogenies., Nucleic acids research DOI, PubMed
  • Zhang F, Zhao M, Braun DR, Ericksen SS, Piotrowski JS, Nelson J, Peng J, Ananiev GE, Chanana S, Barns K, Fossen J, Sanchez H, Chevrette MG, Guzei IA, Zhao C, Guo L, Tang W, Currie CR, Rajski SR, Audhya A, Andes DR, Bugni TS, A marine microbiome antifungal targets urgent-threat drug-resistant fungi., Science (New York, N.Y.) DOI, PubMed
  • Murray AE, Freudenstein J, Gribaldo S, Hatzenpichler R, Hugenholtz P, Kämpfer P, Konstantinidis KT, Lane CE, Papke RT, Parks DH, Rossello-Mora R, Stott MB, Sutcliffe IC, Thrash JC, Venter SN, Whitman WB, Acinas SG, Amann RI, Anantharaman K, Armengaud J, Baker BJ, Barco RA, Bode HB, Boyd ES, Brady CL, Carini P, Chain PSG, Colman DR, DeAngelis KM, de Los Rios MA, Estrada-de Los Santos P, Dunlap CA, Eisen JA, Emerson D, Ettema TJG, Eveillard D, Girguis PR, Hentschel U, Hollibaugh JT, Hug LA, Inskeep WP, Ivanova EP, Klenk HP, Li WJ, Lloyd KG, Löffler FE, Makhalanyane TP, Moser DP, Nunoura T, Palmer M, Parro V, Pedrós-Alió C, Probst AJ, Smits THM, Steen AD, Steenkamp ET, Spang A, Stewart FJ, Tiedje JM, Vandamme P, Wagner M, Wang FP, Yarza P, Hedlund BP, Reysenbach AL, Author Correction: Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria., Nature microbiology DOI, PubMed
  • Jun SC, Choi YH, Lee MW, Yu JH, Shin KS, The Putative APSES Transcription Factor RgdA Governs Growth, Development, Toxigenesis, and Virulence in Aspergillus fumigatus., mSphere DOI, PubMed
  • Kates AE, Knobloch MJ, Konkel A, Young A, Steinberger A, Shutske J, Ruegg PL, Sethi AK, Goldberg T, de Campos JL, Suen G, Safdar N, Use of a systems engineering framework to assess perceptions and practices about antimicrobial resistance of workers on large dairy farms in Wisconsin., medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences DOI, PubMed
  • Henry KK, Ross W, Myers KS, Lemmer KC, Vera JM, Landick R, Donohue TJ, Gourse RL, A majority of promoters lack a crucial RNA polymerase recognition feature, enabling coordinated transcription activation., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI, PubMed
  • Park HS, Kim MJ, Yu JH, Shin KS, Heterotrimeric G-protein signalers and RGSs in ., Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland) DOI, PubMed
  • Grubbs KJ, Surup F, Biedermann PHW, McDonald BR, Klassen JL, Carlson CM, Clardy J, Currie CR, Cycloheximide-Producing Associated With and Fungus-Farming Ambrosia Beetles., Frontiers in microbiology DOI, PubMed