The University of Washington Department of Microbiology was founded in 1905 and the first Ph.D. was awarded in 1930. It quickly became and still remains one of the premier biological science departments in the country. The department has a national reputation for high quality teaching and an international reputation for excellence in research. The department is in the School of Medicine but it is responsible for an undergraduate microbiology major, and a graduate program. More than 30 departmental faculty serve as graduate student research advisors. While the majority of faculty members have research laboratories within the Health Sciences Building, several faculty work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resear ch Center, the Northwest Regional Primate Research Center and the UW Rosen Research Building.
Sokurenko Lab research into a novel antibody with potential therapeutic uses against E. coli is featured here.
Congratulations to Joseph Mougous who has been named as one of 26 new HHMI Investigators. With this appointment, Joseph joins a very select group of highly innovative and productive scholars across the nation who are at the forefront of their respective fields. For more information about the announcement go to the HHMI web site.
The Microbiology Department welcomes our incoming graduate students:
Renae Cruz (University of California, Los Angeles)
Alex Pollock (University of California, Berkeley)
Brittany Ruhland (Tufts University)
Sofiya Shevchenko (University of Toronto)
Justin Ulrich-Lewis (University of Michigan)
Daniel Vogt (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh)
Congratulations to Dr. Wilson for successfully defending her dissertation: “Host-defense peptides enhance enteric viral infection in a small intestinal organoid model and in vivo”
- HAMP Domain Rotation and Tilting Movements Associated with Signal Transduction in the PhoQ Sensor Kinase.
mBio - , 2015
Matamouros S, Hager KR, Miller SI
- Pairwise growth competition assay for determining the replication fitness of human immunodeficiency viruses.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE - , 2015
Manocheewa S, Lanxon-Cookson EC, Liu Y, Swain JV, McClure J, Rao U, Maust B, Deng W, Sunshine JE, Kim M, Rolland M, Mullins JI
- Acidic pH and divalent cation sensing by PhoQ are dispensable for systemic salmonellae virulence.
eLife - May, 2015
Hicks KG, Delbecq S, Sancho-Vaello E, Blanc MP, Dove KK, Prost LR, Daley ME, Zeth K, Klevit RE, Miller SI
- Backbone chemical shift assignments for the sensor domain of the Burkholderia pseudomallei histidine kinase RisS: "missing" resonances at the dimer interface.
Biomolecular NMR assignments - May, 2015
Buchko GW, Edwards TE, Hewitt SN, Phan IQ, Van Voorhis WC, Miller SI, Myler PJ
- How often does treatment of primary HIV lead to post-treatment control?
Antiviral therapy - Apr, 2015
Maenza J, Tapia K, Holte S, Stekler JD, Stevens CE, Mullins JI, Collier AC