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.
- Disseminated coccidioidomycosis presenting with intramedullary spinal cord abscesses: Management challenges.
Medical mycology case reports - Mar, 2017
Bajema KL, Dalesandro MF, Fredricks DN, Ramchandani M
- Transcription leads to pervasive replisome instability in bacteria.
eLife - Jan, 2017
Mangiameli S, Merrikh CN, Wiggins PA, Merrikh H
- Identification of positive selection in genes is greatly improved by using experimentally informed site-specific models.
Biology direct - Jan, 2017
- Clinical and Fecal Microbial Changes With Diet Therapy in Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology - Dec, 2016
Suskind DL, Cohen SA, Brittnacher MJ, Wahbeh G, Lee D, Shaffer ML, Braly K, Hayden HS, Klein J, Gold B, Giefer M, Stallworth A, Miller SI
- The Accelerated Evolution of Lagging Strand Genes Is Independent of Sequence Context.
Genome biology and evolution - Nov, 2016
Merrikh CN, Weiss E, Merrikh H