• Portion of a "Pico-Titer Plate"

    A pico-titer plate containing millions of tiny wells in which miniaturized chemical reactions can be performed.

    Courtesy of: Bumgarner Lab

  • Inflammatory Death of Mouse Macrophages

    Mouse macrophages undergoing pyroptosis.

    Courtesy of: Cookson Lab

  • 3D Illustration of Influenza Virus

    Surface protrusions represent viral hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) proteins.

    Courtesy of: Katze Lab

  • HIV-1 Envelope Evolution

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

    Courtesy of: Mullins Lab

  • Human Monocyte-Derived Macrophages

    Human monocyte-derived macrophages cultivated on microwell chips.

    Courtesy of: Mittler 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

  • The Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis)

    Zoonotic vector of the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi.

    Courtesy of: Mougous Lab
    Photo Credit: Matthew Pinski
  • YopM Crystal Structure

    Crystal structure of the Yersinia virulence protein YopM

    Courtesy of: Cookson Lab

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa expressing different amounts of exopolysaccharides.

    Courtesy of: Harwood Lab


Latest News

We are very proud of graduate students in the Microbiology Department who were recognized this month for excellence and outstanding effort. Mayumi Holly (Jason Smith lab) was awarded the Neal Groman Microbiology Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching; Mayim Wiens (also from the Smith lab) received the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Fellowship Award; and Alevtina Gall (Molecular and Cellular Biology program, Nina Salama lab) was awarded the Stanley Falkow Microbiology Graduate Student Award. Congratulations to each of these awardees!

Congratulations to Josh Woodward for being named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Dr. Woodward joins 21 other promising early-career biomedical researchers in receiving this prestigious honor, which recognizes "their dedication to pursuing the high-risk, high-reward research that can lead to extraordinary findings in bioscience." Find out more about the award here.
Congratulations to Dr. Pete Greenberg, who will share the very distinguished 2015 Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine with Princeton professor Dr. Bonnie Bassler for "their discovery of quorum sensing, a process whereby bacteria communicate with each other and which offers innovative ways to interfere with bacterial pathogens or to modulate the microbiome for health applications."  See more about the Shaw Prize here.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
S-060 Foege Hall (Genome Sciences)
Speaker: Stephen Lory, Ph.D.
Host: Department of Microbiology
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
T-639 Health Sciences Building
Speaker: Roland Strong, Ph.D.
Host: Sokurenko