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 James Mullins
- Clades of Photosynthetic Bacteria Belonging to the Genus Rhodopseudomonas Show Marked Diversity in Light-Harvesting Antenna Complex Gene Composition and Expression.
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Fixen KR, Oda Y, Harwood CS
- Disruption or Excision of Provirus as an Approach to HIV Cure.
AIDS patient care and STDs - Dec, 2016
- Secreted Effectors Encoded within and outside of the Francisella Pathogenicity Island Promote Intramacrophage Growth.
Cell host & microbe - Nov, 2016
Eshraghi A, Kim J, Walls AC, Ledvina HE, Miller CN, Ramsey KM, Whitney JC, Radey MC, Peterson SB, Ruhland BR, Tran BQ, Goo YA, Goodlett DR, Dove SL, Celli J, Veesler D, Mougous JD
- HIV Transmission During Condomless Sex With a Seropositive Partner With Suppressed Infection.
JAMA - Nov, 2016
Goldman JD, Frenkel LM, Mullins JI
- Semen Bacterial Concentrations and HIV-1 RNA Shedding among HIV-1-Seropositive Kenyan Men.
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) - Nov, 2016
Korhonen C, Srinivasan S, Huang D, Ko DL, Sanders EJ, Peshu NM, Krieger JN, Muller CH, Coombs RW, Fredricks DN, Graham SM