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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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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

  • 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
  • Neumann AP, Weimer PJ, Suen G, A global analysis of gene expression in S85 grown on cellulose and soluble sugars at different growth rates., Biotechnol Biofuels DOI, PubMed
  • Dill-McFarland KA, Weimer PJ, Breaker JD, Suen G, Diet influences early microbiota development in dairy calves without long-term impacts on milk production., Appl. Environ. Microbiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Eom TJ, Moon H, Yu JH, Park HS, Characterization of the velvet regulators in Aspergillus flavus., J. Microbiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Skye SM, Zhu W, Romano KA, Guo CJ, Wang Z, Jia X, Kirsop J, Haag B, Lang JM, DiDonato JA, Tang WHW, Lusis AJ, Rey FE, Fischbach MA, Hazen SL, Microbial Transplantation With Human Gut Commensals Containing CutC Is Sufficient to Transmit Enhanced Platelet Reactivity and Thrombosis Potential., Circ. Res. DOI, PubMed
  • Metzger SA, Hernandez LL, Skarlupka JH, Walker TM, Suen G, Ruegg PL, A Cohort Study of the Milk Microbiota of Healthy and Inflamed Bovine Mammary Glands From Dryoff Through 150 Days in Milk., Front Vet Sci DOI, PubMed
  • Windsor IW, Palte MJ, Lukesh JC, Gold B, Forest KT, Raines RT, Sub-picomolar Inhibition of HIV-1 Protease with a Boronic Acid., J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI, PubMed