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Spring Seminar Series

Our Spring Seminar Series continues on February 20 with an exciting guest speaker. Dr. Jim Tiedje is the former director of the Center for Microbial Ecology (one of the first NSF Science & Technology Centers funded), a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and, perhaps most importantly, he played a key part in the development of microbial ecology, genomics and microbiome sequencing

The tile of Dr. Tiedje's seminar will be Unpacking Microbial Biodiversity

Seminar is at 11 am in Van Es 101. Please arrive early and enjoy refreshments from 10:30 am in Van Es 102. 

We are Recruiting

As part of a new agribiome research initiative, we are searching for an Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes and an Assistant Professor of Livestock Microbial Ecology

The Banerjee Lab is seeking motivated PhD students to start in summer 2020 or sooner. These positions come with a generous stipend and tuition waiver. Students will join a program that does not require intensive coursework. Instead, the focus is on developing competencies in core areas such as scientific method, research techniques, communication, and professional soft skills.

Other Microbiological Sciences News

A new publication from Teresa Bergholz's group shows that vacuum steam inactivates pathogens on wheat without affecting the quality of milled flour

Dr. Carson, Professor of Public Health, will present a seminar on vaccine hesitancy and exemptions on Thursday, January 30 at 11 AM in Van Es 101. Refreshments will be available from 10:30 AM

Our Spring Seminar Series kicks off on January 16 at 11 AM in Van Es 101.

The Ramamoorthy Lab has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate in viral immunity and vaccine development

How do seasonal conditions impact survival of pathogenic E. coli on lettuce? The answer is in a new paper from Teresa Bergholz's group.

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) has critical roles in gut health. This new research shows that those roles include maintaining microbiota balance and biodiversity.

How do your body and the bacteria in your gut communicate?

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