UW-Madison Dept of Bacteriology
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Professor of Bacteriology

6155 Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive

Office: (608) 265-8034
Lab: (608) 890-0237
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Education
B.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of Alberta 1992
M.Sc., Entomology, University of Alberta 1994
Ph.D., Botany, University of Toronto 2000
Postdoctoral Research: University of Texas at Austin
Start and Promotion Dates
  • Assistant Professor: 2004
  • Associate Professor: 2008
  • Full Professor: 2012
Research Focus

Our research focuses on symbiotic associations between animals and microbes. We utilize a cross-disciplinary approach incorporating ecological, evolutionary, genomic, and microbiological approaches to examine how microbes shape the biology of higher organisms. Our main study system is the quadripartite association between fungus-growing ants, their fungal cultivars, mutualistic bacteria, and specialized garden pathogens.

Awards
  • 2011 Romnes Faculty Fellowship
  • 2011 CALS Pound Research Award
  • 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Teaching
  • Microbiology 450: Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution of Microorganisms
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Department of Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706

Phone (608) 262-2914
Department Chair: Richard Gourse
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