The University of Washington Microbiology Department achieved a high ranking by U.S. News and World Report again this year as one of the "Best Global Universities for Microbiology"! View this year's rankings here.
Professor Carrie Harwood and colleagues have engineered a bacterium that can take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into fuel in a single enzymatic step. The process draws on sunlight to produce methane and hydrogen inside the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris, in essence reversing combustion. These engineered bacteria could guide scientists toward better carbon-neutral biofuels. Read more about the research here.
Eleven undergraduate students were honored with various awards on June 2 during the department's annual celebration for graduating seniors and for current students demonstrating outstanding achievement.
Host: Dr Josh Woodward
- Integrated systems biology analysis of KSHV latent infection reveals viral induction and reliance on peroxisome mediated lipid metabolism.
PLoS pathogens - Mar, 2017
Sychev ZE, Hu A, DiMaio TA, Gitter A, Camp ND, Noble WS, Wolf-Yadlin A, Lagunoff M
- Glycolysis, Glutaminolysis and Fatty Acid Synthesis are Required for Distinct Stages of KSHV Lytic Replication.
Journal of virology - Mar, 2017
Sanchez EL, Pulliam TH, Dimaio TA, Thalhofer AB, Delgado T, Lagunoff M
- From Striking Out to Striking Gold: Discovering that Type VI Secretion Targets Bacteria.
Cell host & microbe - Mar, 2017
Hood RD, Peterson SB, Mougous JD
- Applications of Digital PCR for Clinical Microbiology.
Journal of clinical microbiology - Mar, 2017
Kuypers J, Jerome KR
- Sensing of Bacterial Cyclic Dinucleotides by the Oxidoreductase RECON Promotes NF-κB Activation and Shapes a Proinflammatory Antibacterial State.
Immunity - Mar, 2017
McFarland AP, Luo S, Ahmed-Qadri F, Zuck M, Thayer EF, Goo YA, Hybiske K, Tong L, Woodward JJ