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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey Lab
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Media and Lake Mendota, Julia Martien, Amador-Noguez Lab
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Streptomyces lividans, Robb Stankey, Currie Lab
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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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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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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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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

  • Fung DK, Bai K, Yang J, Xu X, Stevenson DM, Amador-Noguez D, Luo L, Wang JD, Metabolic Promiscuity of an Orphan Small Alarmone Hydrolase Facilitates Bacterial Environmental Adaptation., mBio DOI, PubMed
  • Fung DK, Wang JD, The τ of alarmone hydrolysis., Nature chemical biology DOI, PubMed
  • Rush TA, Tannous J, Lane MJ, Gopalakrishnan Meena M, Carrell AA, Golan JJ, Drott MT, Cottaz S, Fort S, Ané JM, Keller NP, Pelletier DA, Jacobson DA, Kainer D, Abraham PE, Giannone RJ, Labbé JL, Lipo-Chitooligosaccharides Induce Specialized Fungal Metabolite Profiles That Modulate Bacterial Growth., mSystems DOI, PubMed
  • Gonçalves JL, de Campos JL, Steinberger AJ, Safdar N, Kates A, Sethi A, Shutske J, Suen G, Goldberg T, Cue RI, Ruegg PL, Incidence and Treatments of Bovine Mastitis and Other Diseases on 37 Dairy Farms in Wisconsin., Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland) DOI, PubMed
  • Knaack SA, Conde D, Chakraborty S, Balmant KM, Irving TB, Maia LGS, Triozzi PM, Dervinis C, Pereira WJ, Maeda J, Schmidt HW, Ané JM, Kirst M, Roy S, Temporal change in chromatin accessibility predicts regulators of nodulation in Medicago truncatula., BMC biology DOI, PubMed
  • Lee JW, Cowley ES, Wolf PG, Doden HL, Murai T, Caicedo KYO, Ly LK, Sun F, Takei H, Nittono H, Daniel SL, Cann I, Gaskins HR, Anantharaman K, Alves JMP, Ridlon JM, Formation of secondary allo-bile acids by novel enzymes from gut Firmicutes., Gut microbes DOI, PubMed
  • McLaughlin M, Hershey DM, Reyes Ruiz LM, Fiebig A, Crosson S, A cryptic transcription factor regulates Caulobacter adhesin development., PLoS genetics DOI, PubMed
  • Xavier ADS, de Melo AG, Hendrich CG, Tremblay DM, Rousseau GM, Plante PL, Forest KT, Alfenas-Zerbini P, Allen C, Moineau S, In through the Out Door: A Functional Virulence Factor Secretion System Is Necessary for Phage Infection in Ralstonia solanacearum., mBio DOI, PubMed