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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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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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2018 Cool Science Image Contest Winner, Caitlin Carlson
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Amanita muscaria, Anne Pringle, Pringle 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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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

Welcome

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

  • Gopalkrishnan S, Ross W, Akbari MS, Li X, Haycocks JRJ, Grainger DC, Court DL, Gourse RL, Homologs of the Escherichia coli F Element Protein TraR, Including Phage Lambda Orf73, Directly Reprogram Host Transcription., mBio DOI, PubMed
  • Beach NK, Myers KS, Donohue TJ, Noguera DR, Metagenomes from 25 Low-Abundance Microbes in a Partial Nitritation Anammox Microbiome., Microbiology resource announcements DOI, PubMed
  • Grossman AS, Escobar CA, Mans EJ, Mucci NC, Mauer TJ, Jones KA, Moore CC, Abraham PE, Hettich RL, Schneider L, Campagna SR, Forest KT, Goodrich-Blair H, A Surface Exposed, Two-Domain Lipoprotein Cargo of a Type XI Secretion System Promotes Colonization of Host Intestinal Epithelia Expressing Glycans., Frontiers in microbiology DOI, PubMed
  • Chakraborty S, Valdés-López O, Stonoha-Arther C, Ané JM, Transcription Factors Controlling the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis: Integrating Infection, Organogenesis, and the Abiotic Environment., Plant & cell physiology DOI, PubMed
  • Kieft K, Adams A, Salamzade R, Kalan L, Anantharaman K, vRhyme enables binning of viral genomes from metagenomes., Nucleic acids research DOI, PubMed
  • Sephus CD, Fer E, Garcia AK, Adam ZR, Schwieterman EW, Kacar B, Earliest Photic Zone Niches Probed by Ancestral Microbial Rhodopsins., Molecular biology and evolution DOI, PubMed
  • Kędzior M, Garcia AK, Li M, Taton A, Adam ZR, Young JN, Kaçar B, Resurrected Rubisco suggests uniform carbon isotope signatures over geologic time., Cell reports DOI, PubMed
  • Petriglieri F, Singleton CM, Kondrotaite Z, Dueholm MKD, McDaniel EA, McMahon KD, Nielsen PH, Reevaluation of the Phylogenetic Diversity and Global Distribution of the Genus " Candidatus Accumulibacter"., mSystems DOI, PubMed