Department of Microbiology News

UT’s Wilhelm Named Fellow of Aquatic Science Organization

Steven Wilhelm

A prestigious aquatic science organization has appointed a UT microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm as one of its fellows. Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in the Department of Microbiology, is part of the inaugural class of sustaining fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

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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