Faculty, staff, and students are invited to meet Jo Handelsman, associate director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on Monday. Handelsman will discuss “The National Microbiome Initiative: Opportunities for Research and Policy” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 32 of the Alumni Memorial Building.
Department of Microbiology News
The New York Post featured a study by Jill Mikucki in this story examining the crimson-colored waterfall called Blood Falls in Antarctica.
With the new academic year, nine schools and departments are welcoming new directors and heads.
The Knoxville News Sentinel recently interviewed UT’s Colleen Jonsson who this summer is overseeing a group of undergraduate students from across the country who are using mathematical modeling to study how hantavirus spreads.
Analysis by NIMBioS researchers suggests that the majority of bacteria in mice subjects are actively replicating, challenging a widely held notion about a fatal animal disease.
Dwayne Savage, who served as professor and head of the Department of Microbiology, passed away May 17. He was 81.
Robert “Buddy” Moore, director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, passed away Friday, May 20, after a battle with cancer. He was 68.
Jeffrey Becker, professor of microbiology, will present, “A Career in Academia: A Privilege Beyond Measure,” at 3:35 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Walters Life Sciences Room M309.
A better understanding of how carbon cycles through the ocean could advance our knowledge of climate change, according to a UT researcher.
Two professors—one who researches ways to clean up the environment and another who studies how microbial communities interact to shape the planet—have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.