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.
The Microbiology Department welcomes our newest faculty member, Jenny Hyde, Ph.D.
Dr. Hyde comes to us from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where she had her post-doctoral appointment. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Queensland. Dr. Hyde's research focus is in virology.
Host: Dr Michelle Reniere
- The CF gastrointestinal microbiome: Structure and clinical impact.
Pediatric pulmonology - Oct, 2016
Rogers GB, Narkewicz MR, Hoffman LR
- MxaY regulates the lanthanide-mediated methanol dehydrogenase switch in Methylomicrobium buryatense.
PeerJ - , 2016
Chu F, Beck DA, Lidstrom ME
- Light-driven carbon dioxide reduction to methane by nitrogenase in a photosynthetic bacterium.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - Sep, 2016
Fixen KR, Zheng Y, Harris DF, Shaw S, Yang ZY, Dean DR, Seefeldt LC, Harwood CS
- In vivo disruption of latent HSV by designer endonuclease therapy.
JCI insight - Sep, 2016
Aubert M, Madden EA, Loprieno M, DeSilva Feelixge HS, Stensland L, Huang ML, Greninger AL, Roychoudhury P, Niyonzima N, Nguyen T, Magaret A, Galleto R, Stone D, Jerome KR
- High Sequence Diversity and Rapid Virus Turnover Contribute to Higher Rates of Coreceptor Switching in Treatment-Experienced Subjects with HIV-1 Viremia.
AIDS research and human retroviruses - Sep, 2016
Nedellec R, Herbeck J, Hunt PW, Deeks SG, Mullins JI, Anton ED, Reeves JD, Mosier DE