University of Wisconsin–Madison

Humans have evolved to live with microbes: to defend against those that harm us, and maintain those that are beneficial. Microbes too have evolved diverse metabolic activities that allow them to thrive in a wide variety of habitats and in association with all living creatures. The result of this coordinated evolution is a spectacular diversity of interactions between microbes and the world, and a diversity of ways in which microbes affect our lives. Our expanded program is designed to train students and postdoctoral fellows in the use of cutting-edge tools to investigate the microbe-animal interface and microbe contributions to human health and disease.

Seminars and Events

As part of their training grant committment, each trainee gives two presentations during their grant cycle: a journal club and a presentation of their research. These seminars take place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in room 2511 MSB.