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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey 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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X-ray crystallography model of the dimerization interface of Salmonella Typhimurium superoxide dismutase SodCI. Peter Newhouse, Forest 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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2018 Cool Science Image Contest Winner, Caitlin Carlson
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Media and Lake Mendota, Julia Martien, Amador-Noguez 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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  • Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm
    Paul Turner | Yale University
  • Thu, Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm
    Kim Reynolds | University of Texas Southwestern
  • Thu, May 2 @ 3:30 pm
    Student Awards Ceremony
  • Fri, May 3 @ 3:00 pm
    Carol Gross | University of Califonia San Francisco

Upcoming Agenda

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


  • Zelasko S, Swaney MH, Sandstrom S, Davenport TC, Seroogy CM, Gern JE, Kalan LR, Currie CR, Upper respiratory microbial communities of healthy populations are shaped by niche and age., bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology DOI, PubMed
  • Thiermann R, Sandler M, Ahir G, Sauls JT, Schroeder J, Brown S, Le Treut G, Si F, Li D, Wang JD, Jun S, Tools and methods for high-throughput single-cell imaging with the mother machine., eLife DOI, PubMed
  • Mirzaei S, DeVon HA, Cantor RM, Cupido AJ, Pan C, Ha SM, Silva LF, Hilser JR, Hartiala J, Allayee H, Rey FE, Laakso M, Lusis AJ, Relationships and Mendelian Randomization of Gut Microbe-Derived Metabolites with Metabolic Syndrome Traits in the METSIM Cohort., Metabolites DOI, PubMed
  • Cuevas-Zuviría B, Garcia AK, Rivier AJ, Rucker HR, Carruthers BM, Kaçar B, Emergence of an Orphan Nitrogenase Protein Following Atmospheric Oxygenation., Molecular biology and evolution DOI, PubMed
  • Martinelli F, Heinken A, Henning AK, Ulmer MA, Hensen T, González A, Arnold M, Asthana S, Budde K, Engelman CD, Estaki M, Grabe HJ, Heston MB, Johnson S, Kastenmüller G, Martino C, McDonald D, Rey FE, Kilimann I, Peters O, Wang X, Spruth EJ, Schneider A, Fliessbach K, Wiltfang J, Hansen N, Glanz W, Buerger K, Janowitz D, Laske C, Munk MH, Spottke A, Roy N, Nauck M, Teipel S, Knight R, Kaddurah-Daouk RF, Bendlin BB, Hertel J, Thiele I, Whole-body metabolic modelling reveals microbiome and genomic interactions on reduced urine formate levels in Alzheimer's disease., Scientific reports DOI, PubMed
  • Quirino DF, Marcondes MI, de Oliveira KR, Guimarães SEF, da Silva JS, Suen G, Rossi LE, Cunha CS, Mantovani HC, Rotta PP, Comparison of ruminal microbiota, IL-1β gene variation, and tick incidence between Holstein × Gyr and Holstein heifers in grazing system., Frontiers in microbiology DOI, PubMed
  • Zuke JD, Burton BM, From isotopically labeled DNA to fluorescently labeled dynamic pili: building a mechanistic model of DNA transport to the cytoplasmic membrane., Microbiology and molecular biology reviews : MMBR DOI, PubMed
  • Zhang Q, Hutchison ER, Pan C, Warren MF, Keller MP, Attie AD, Lusis AJ, Rey FE, Systems genetics approach uncovers associations between host amylase locus, gut microbiome and metabolic traits in hyperlipidemic mice., bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology DOI, PubMed