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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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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

  • Pei R, Martin DA, Valdez JC, Liu J, Kerby RL, Rey FE, Smyth JA, Liu Z, Bolling BW, Dietary Prevention of Colitis by Aronia Berry is Mediated Through Increased Th17 and Treg., Mol Nutr Food Res DOI, PubMed
  • Scarborough MJ, Lawson CE, Hamilton JJ, Donohue TJ, Noguera DR, Metatranscriptomic and Thermodynamic Insights into Medium-Chain Fatty Acid Production Using an Anaerobic Microbiome., mSystems DOI, PubMed
  • Valdés-López O, Jayaraman D, Maeda J, Delaux PM, Venkateshwaran M, Isidra-Arellano MC, Del Rocío Reyero-Saavedra M, Del Socorro Sánchez-Correa M, Verastegui-Vidal MA, Delgado-Buenrostro N, Van Ness L, Mysore KS, Wen J, Sussman MR, Ané JM, A Novel Positive Regulator of the Early Stages of the Root Nodule Symbiosis Identified by Phosphoproteomics., Plant Cell Physiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Mthethwa BC, Chen W, Ngwenya ML, Kappo AP, Syed PR, Karpoormath R, Yu JH, Nelson DR, Syed K, Comparative Analyses of Cytochrome P450s and Those Associated with Secondary Metabolism in Species., Int J Mol Sci DOI, PubMed
  • Alshannaq AF, Gibbons JG, Lee MK, Han KH, Hong SB, Yu JH, Controlling aflatoxin contamination and propagation of Aspergillus flavus by a soy-fermenting Aspergillus oryzae strain., Sci Rep DOI, PubMed
  • Ojeda-López M, Chen W, Eagle CE, Gutiérrez G, Jia WL, Swilaiman SS, Huang Z, Park HS, Yu JH, Cánovas D, Dyer PS, Evolution of asexual and sexual reproduction in the aspergilli., Stud. Mycol. DOI, PubMed
  • Bratburd JR, Keller C, Vivas E, Gemperline E, Li L, Rey FE, Currie CR, Gut Microbial and Metabolic Responses to Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium and Candida albicans., MBio DOI, PubMed
  • Kasahara K, Krautkramer KA, Org E, Romano KA, Kerby RL, Vivas EI, Mehrabian M, Denu JM, Bäckhed F, Lusis AJ, Rey FE, Interactions between Roseburia intestinalis and diet modulate atherogenesis in a murine model., Nat Microbiol DOI, PubMed