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Streptomyces lividans, Robb Stankey, Currie Lab
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"E Pluribus Unum" (One from Many) - Will Santino, UW Madison Masters of Fine Arts graduate and New Yorker Cartoonist
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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River, Ben Peterson, McMahon Lab
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Media and Lake Mendota, Julia Martien, Amador-Noguez 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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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey Lab


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  • Thu, Feb 9 @ 3:30 pm
    Arpita Bose, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Thu, Feb 16 @ 3:30 pm
    Erik Pearce, UWPD
  • Thu, Feb 23 @ 3:30 pm
    Philip Ahern, Lerner Research Institute @ the Cleveland Clinic

  • Thu, Mar 2 @ 3:30 pm
    Hazel Barton, University of Akron, Ohio
  • Thu, Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm
    Prahathees Eswara, University of South Florida

Upcoming Agenda

Google Drive link (campus login required) to the agenda for our next Bacteriology Faculty meeting.


  • Dissanayake E, Brockman-Schneider RA, Stubbendieck RM, Helling BA, Zhang Z, Bochkov YA, Kirkham C, Murphy TF, Ober C, Currie CR, Gern JE, Rhinovirus increases Moraxella catarrhalis adhesion to the respiratory epithelium., Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology DOI, PubMed
  • Cheng YY, Zhou Z, Papadopoulos JM, Zuke JD, Falbel TG, Anantharaman K, Burton BM, Venturelli OS, Efficient plasmid transfer via natural competence in a microbial co-culture., Molecular systems biology DOI, PubMed
  • Smith HB, Lee K, Stevenson DM, Amador-Noguez D, Sauer JD, Listeria monocytogenes requires DHNA-dependent intracellular redox homeostasis facilitated by Ndh2 for survival and virulence., bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology DOI, PubMed
  • Garcia K, Cloghessy K, Cooney DR, Shelley B, Chakraborty S, Kafle A, Busidan A, Sonawala U, Collier R, Jayaraman D, Ané JM, Pilot G, The putative transporter MtUMAMIT14 participates in nodule formation in Medicago truncatula., Scientific reports DOI, PubMed
  • Yan Q, Jacobson TB, Ye Z, Cortés-Pena YR, Bhagwat SS, Hubbard S, Cordell WT, Oleniczak RE, Gambacorta FV, Vazquez JR, Shusta EV, Amador-Noguez D, Guest JS, Pfleger BF, Evaluation of 1,2-diacyl-3-acetyl triacylglycerol production in Yarrowia lipolytica., Metabolic engineering DOI, PubMed
  • Jagodnik J, Tjaden B, Ross W, Gourse RL, Identification and characterization of RNA binding sites for (p)ppGpp using RNA-DRaCALA., Nucleic acids research DOI, PubMed
  • Moon H, Han KH, Yu JH, Upstream Regulation of Development and Secondary Metabolism in Aspergillus Species., Cells DOI, PubMed
  • Garcia AK, Kędzior M, Taton A, Li M, Young JN, Kaçar B, Effects of RuBisCO and CO concentration on cyanobacterial growth and carbon isotope fractionation., Geobiology DOI, PubMed