Microbe-Host Interactions/Symbioses Research Area

Researchers interested in Microbe-Host Interactions/Symbioses

Karthik Anantharaman

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: karthik@bact.wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Microbial and viral ecology, bioinformatics and metagenomics, sulfur metabolism, biogeochemistry

Jeri Barak

Position title: Professor

Email: jeri.barak@wisc.edu

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Plant Pathology
Phyllosphere biology of bacteria, plant - bacterial interactions

Helen Blackwell

Position title: Professor

Email: blackwell@chem.wisc.edu

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Chemistry
Quorum sensing in animal and plant-associated bacteria, artificial bacterial signaling molecules

Kerri Coon

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: kerri.coon@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Insect-microbe interactions, impacts of gut microbes on the biology of disease vectors

Katrina Forest

Position title: Professor

Email: forest@bact.wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Structural biology of pathogenesis

Zac Freedman

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: zfreedman@wisc.edu

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Soil Science
Environmental microbial ecology, biogeochemistry and sustainability

Marta Gaglia

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: Marta.Gaglia@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Virus-cell interactions in influenza A virus and oncogenic herpesviruses

Gaelen Hess

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: ghess3@wisc.edu

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Molecular Mechanisms of Secreted Effectors from Bacterial Pathogens

Andrew Hryckowian

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: hryckowian@medicine.wisc.edu

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Medicine/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Gut microbiome-host interactions

Christina Hull

Position title: Professor

Email: cmhull@wisc.edu

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Biomolecular Chemistry/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of development and disease among human fungal pathogens

Tu Anh Huynh

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: thuynh6@wisc.edu

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Food Science
Mechanisms of bacterial signaling, adaptation, pathogenesis, and antibiotic resistance

Charles Kaspar

Position title: Professor

Email: cwkaspar@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Molecular and physiological basis of stress tolerance

Nancy Keller

Position title: Professor

Email: npkeller@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Host and pathogen signals governing pathogenesis by fungi

Jason Kwan

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: jason.kwan@wisc.edu

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Pharmacy
How and why uncultured bacteria produce bioactive small molecules

Erica Majumder

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: emajumder@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Anaerobic metabolism, microbe-metal and microbe-plastics interactions, biodegradation

Kinjal Majumder

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: kmajumder@wisc.edu

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Molecular Virology and Oncology
How viruses navigate the nuclear environment to establish viral replication centers.

Mark Mandel

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: mmandel@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial colonization of host epithelial tissue, Vibrio fischeri-squid symbiosis

Elebeoba May

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: emay5@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Multi-scale, predictive models of host-pathogen interactions and biological systems

Andrew Mehle

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: amehle@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Influenza virus polymerase

David O'Connor

Position title: Professor

Email: dhoconno@wisc.edu

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Genomics, pathogenesis, and immunology of viral diseases

Claire O'Leary

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: coleary@wisc.edu

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Pediatrics
Interactions among epithelial cells, the immune system, and the microbiome

Caitlin Pepperell

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: cspepper@medicine.wisc.edu

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Medicine/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

Anne Pringle

Position title: Professor

Email: apringle2@wisc.edu

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Botany and Bacteriology
Evolution and ecology of natural populations of fungi

Federico Rey

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: ferey@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Diet-microbe interactions and human health

JD Sauer

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: sauer3@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial pathogenesis

Vanessa Sperandio

Position title: Professor

Email: vsperandio@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Enteric pathogens sensing and responding within the intestine.

Ophelia Venturelli

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: venturelli@wisc.edu

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Biochemistry
Microbial communities, microbial metabolism, host-microbe interactions, microbiome engineering

Timothy Yoshino

Position title: Professor Emeritus

Email: tim.yoshino@wisc.edu

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Pathobiological Sciences
Cellular and molecular biology of schistosome blood fluke-snail host interactions

Mostafa Zamanian

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: mzamanian@wisc.edu

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Pathobiological Sciences
The study and treatment of parasite (helminth) infections