Research led by Karen Lloyd, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, says that uncultured microbes could be dominating nearly all the environments on earth except for the human body, according to a new study published in mSystems.
Microbiology professor Steven W. Wilhelm’s Science Philanthropy Alliance article from June 2017 was referenced in a recent New York Times article about viruses.
Microbiology graduate research assistant Karissa Cross spoke with Knoxville News Sentinel about her work with the D. Oralis bacteria cultivated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UT microbiology assistant professor Karen Lloyd interviewed with the host of Brigham Young University’s Radio show, ‘Top of Mind’ with Julie Rose.
Steven Wilhelm, a microbiologist who is developing methods that could help scientists understand and mitigate the effects of bacteria and algal blooms in oceans and large lakes, has been named a James R. Cox Professor.
A new study from UT has identified certain chemical receptors in cells that could deceive the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and improve patient response to drugs.
Public officials and scientists need a different way to monitor toxins from algae blooms so they can be detected quicker and before they spread through the water supply, according to a new UT study about the 2014 Toledo crisis that affected Monroe County.
In August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio’s water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study co-authored by UT researchers shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more
In a study published recently in the Journal of Glaciology, researchers report new information on Blood Falls. Multiple outlets—including Simple Most, Bustle, Outdoor Hub, and Popular Science—reported on the recent findings. This study confirms the speculation of a 2015 paper by Jill Mikucki, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, into a confirmed fact—and
An international team of researchers including UT faculty has discovered a hidden world of giant viruses within a teaspoon of seawater. The findings could help scientists directly examine the genetic potential of a virus without first having to grow it in a lab.
Department of Microbiology faculty members Heidi Goodrich-Blair, professor and head of microbiology, and Igor Jouline, joint faculty professor, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. They join 71 other professors worldwide as 2017 academy fellows.
A group of local middle school students who designed a microgravity experiment to test a treatment for common pinkeye in space will travel to Cape Canaveral in February to watch their experiment take flight. Gary LeCleir, assistant research professor in the Department of Microbiology, helped the students design their experiment using a common pinkeye bacteria.