Department of Microbiology News

Science Websites Highlight Sarah Lebeis Research on Plant Microbial Communities

Sarah Lebeis, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, has co-authored a paper that gives scientists a glimpse into how defense hormones shape plant health above and below the soil. Several leading science outlets have published stories about the research. They include: IFL Science: Plant Defense Hormones Build Healthy Microbiomes for Roots Science Daily: Unearthing cornerstones in root

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Red Orbit: What’s in Antarctica’s Blood Falls?

Red Orbit featured the research of microbiologist Jill Mikucki that examined what is beneath Blood Falls, a five-story tall Antarctic phenomenon that looks like a bleeding glacier. Mikucki was part of an international team of researchers that recently tapped into the source of the brine leaking out of the falls, a reservoir that has sat there

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Karen Lloyd Receives Prestigious Award for Ocean Science Work

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Karen Lloyd’s work with subsea floor mud and frozen Siberian soil has earned her an extraordinarily competitive award. The assistant professor of microbiology at UT has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences.