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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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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

  • Ngwenya ML, Chen W, Basson AK, Shandu JS, Yu JH, Nelson DR, Syed K, Blooming of Unusual Cytochrome P450s by Tandem Duplication in the Pathogenic Fungus ., Int J Mol Sci DOI, PubMed
  • Cross TL, Kasahara K, Rey FE, Sexual dimorphism of cardiometabolic dysfunction: Gut microbiome in the play?, Mol Metab DOI, PubMed
  • Kwan G, Plagenz B, Cowles K, Pisithkul T, Amador-Noguez D, Barak JD, Few Differences in Metabolic Network Use Found Between Colonization of Plants and Typhoidal Mice., Front Microbiol DOI, PubMed
  • Cunha CS, Marcondes MI, Veloso CM, Mantovani HC, Pereira LGR, Tomich TR, Dill-McFarland KA, Suen G, Compositional and structural dynamics of the ruminal microbiota in dairy heifers and its relationship to methane production., J. Sci. Food Agric. DOI, PubMed
  • Garcia SL, Buck M, Hamilton JJ, Wurzbacher C, Grossart HP, McMahon KD, Eiler A, Model Communities Hint at Promiscuous Metabolic Linkages between Ubiquitous Free-Living Freshwater Bacteria., mSphere DOI, PubMed
  • Yang H, Wang W, Romano KA, Gu M, Sanidad KZ, Kim D, Yang J, Schmidt B, Panigrahy D, Pei R, Martin DA, Ozay EI, Wang Y, Song M, Bolling BW, Xiao H, Minter LM, Yang GY, Liu Z, Rey FE, Zhang G, A common antimicrobial additive increases colonic inflammation and colitis-associated colon tumorigenesis in mice., Sci Transl Med DOI, PubMed
  • Griesmann M, Chang Y, Liu X, Song Y, Haberer G, Crook MB, Billault-Penneteau B, Lauressergues D, Keller J, Imanishi L, Roswanjaya YP, Kohlen W, Pujic P, Battenberg K, Alloisio N, Liang Y, Hilhorst H, Salgado MG, Hocher V, Gherbi H, Svistoonoff S, Doyle JJ, He S, Xu Y, Xu S, Qu J, Gao Q, Fang X, Fu Y, Normand P, Berry AM, Wall LG, Ané JM, Pawlowski K, Xu X, Yang H, Spannagl M, Mayer KFX, Wong GK, Parniske M, Delaux PM, Cheng S, Phylogenomics reveals multiple losses of nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbiosis., Science DOI, PubMed
  • Romano KA, Dill-McFarland KA, Kasahara K, Kerby RL, Vivas EI, Amador-Noguez D, Herd P, Rey FE, Fecal Aliquot Straw Technique (FAST) allows for easy and reproducible subsampling: assessing interpersonal variation in trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) accumulation., Microbiome DOI, PubMed