• HIV-1 Envelope Evolution

    Reconstructed phylogenetic network of HIV-1 envelope sequences (C2-V5) from subtype B.

    Courtesy of: Mullins Lab

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa expressing different amounts of exopolysaccharides.

    Courtesy of: Harwood Lab

  • Bacteriophage in biofilm

    Filamentous bacteriophage organizing the biofilm matrix into a liquid crystal
    Courtesy: Singh Lab

     

     

  • YopM Crystal Structure

    Crystal structure of the Yersinia virulence protein YopM

    Courtesy of: Cookson Lab

  • Quorum sensing in Vibrio fischeri

    Lux genes coding for light production are activated by quorum sensing at high cell density. The light produced by the bacteria exposed the film for the image.
     
    Courtesy: Greenberg Lab

     

     

  • Emergence of Highly Pathogenic Clones of Escherichia coli

    Genetic typing of uropathogeic E. coli reveals strong association of some clones with high sensitivity or extreme resistance to multiple antibiotics.

    Courtesy: Sokurenko Lab

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa in co-culture

    Structural component of bacterial targeting type VI secretion system P. aeruginosa (green) assembled in presence of competitor organism (red).

    Courtesy of: Mougous Lab

  • Inflammatory Death of Mouse Macrophages

    Mouse macrophages undergoing pyroptosis.

    Courtesy of: Cookson Lab

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Congratulations to our Microbiology Undergraduate Award Winners! We are poud to highlight these talented students and their achievements

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Jacques M. Chiller Award

Jessica Porter

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of approximately $350,000 in COVID-19 rapid response grants to 21 different faculty-led teams. These teams are composed of individuals representing 10 different schools and colleges. Funding was partially matched by additional school, college and departmental funds, bringing the total value of these awards to roughly $820,000.

Monica Cesinger and Brittany Ruhland (both graduate students in the Reniere Lab) have first author papers accepted recently and will be published in the next few weeks. Brittany also had her painting accepted to be on the cover of the journal! According to Dr Reniere, "The watercolor painting by Brittany R. Ruhland represents the interaction between Spx (teal, left) and YjbH (pink, right). We found that the Listeria monocytogenes YjbH protein physically interacts with SpxA1. This watercolor will appear on the cover of the Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 202, no. 12."

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