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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey 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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X-ray crystallography model of the dimerization interface of Salmonella Typhimurium superoxide dismutase SodCI. Peter Newhouse, Forest Lab
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Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River, Ben Peterson, McMahon Lab
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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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Upcoming Agenda

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


  • Khana DB, Tatli M, Rivera Vazquez J, Weraduwage SM, Stern N, Hebert AS, Angelica Trujillo E, Stevenson DM, Coon JJ, Sharky TD, Amador-Noguez D, Systematic Analysis of Metabolic Bottlenecks in the Methylerythritol 4-Phosphate (MEP) Pathway of Zymomonas mobilis., mSystems DOI, PubMed
  • Hegde S, Brettell LE, Quek S, Etebari K, Salda A MA, Asgari S, Coon KL, Heinz E, Hughes GL, Aedes aegypti gut transcriptomes respond differently to microbiome transplants from field-caught or laboratory-reared mosquitoes., bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology DOI, PubMed
  • Zhang Q, Linke V, Overmyer KA, Traeger LL, Kasahara K, Miller IJ, Manson DE, Polaske TJ, Kerby RL, Kemis JH, Trujillo EA, Reddy TR, Russell JD, Schueler KL, Stapleton DS, Rabaglia ME, Seldin M, Gatti DM, Keele GR, Pham DT, Gerdt JP, Vivas EI, Lusis AJ, Keller MP, Churchill GA, Blackwell HE, Broman KW, Attie AD, Coon JJ, Rey FE, Author Correction: Genetic mapping of microbial and host traits reveals production of immunomodulatory lipids by Akkermansia muciniphila in the murine gut., Nature microbiology DOI, PubMed
  • Ellis NA, Myers KS, Tung J, Ward AD, Johnston K, Bonnington KE, Donohue TJ, Machner MP, A randomized multiplex CRISPRi-Seq approach for the identification of critical combinations of genes., bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology DOI, PubMed
  • Pensinger DA, Gutierrez KV, Smith HB, Vincent WJB, Stevenson DS, Black KA, Perez-Medina KM, Dillard JP, Rhee KY, Amador-Noguez D, Huynh TN, Sauer JD, Listeria monocytogenes GlmR Is an Accessory Uridyltransferase Essential for Cytosolic Survival and Virulence., mBio DOI, PubMed
  • Moon H, Lee MK, Bok I, Bok JW, Keller NP, Yu JH, Unraveling the Gene Regulatory Networks of the Global Regulators VeA and LaeA in Aspergillus nidulans., Microbiology spectrum DOI, PubMed
  • Rohwer RR, Hale RJ, Vander Zanden MJ, Miller TR, McMahon KD, Species invasions shift microbial phenology in a two-decade freshwater time series., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI, PubMed
  • Peterson BD, Krabbenhoft DP, McMahon KD, Ogorek JM, Tate MT, Orem WH, Poulin BA, Environmental formation of methylmercury is controlled by synergy of inorganic mercury bioavailability and microbial mercury-methylation capacity., Environmental microbiology DOI, PubMed