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.
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- Spatial and Temporal Control of Evolution through Replication-Transcription Conflicts.
Trends in microbiology - Feb, 2017
- Bronchoalveolar Lavage DNA Quantification in Cytomegalovirus Pneumonia after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.
The Journal of infectious diseases - Feb, 2017
Boeckh M, Stevens-Ayers T, Travi G, Huang ML, Cheng GS, Xie H, Leisenring W, Erard V, Seo S, Kimball L, Corey L, Pergam SA, Jerome KR
- A redox-responsive transcription factor is critical for pathogenesis and aerobic growth of Listeria monocytogenes.
Infection and immunity - Feb, 2017
Whiteley AT, Ruhland BR, Edrozo MB, Reniere ML
- Breast milk and in utero transmission of HIV-1 select for envelope variants with unique molecular signatures.
Retrovirology - Jan, 2017
Nakamura KJ, Heath L, Sobrera ER, Wilkinson TA, Semrau K, Kankasa C, Tobin NH, Webb NE, Lee B, Thea DM, Kuhn L, Mullins JI, Aldrovandi GM
- Activity of the pore-forming virulence factor Listeriolysin O is reversibly inhibited by naturally occurring S-glutathionylation.
Infection and immunity - Jan, 2017
Portman JL, Huang Q, Reniere ML, Iavarone AT, Portnoy DA