By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – John Peters, director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.
PULLMAN, Wash. – It happened again, most recently at a conference in Prague. After she gave her talk, a scientist came up to Shelley McGuire, a pioneer exploring the microbial communities found in human breast milk, and told her, “You don’t know how to take a sample. Your samples must have been contaminated. Human milk is sterile.”
WSU microbiologist Jean Celli probes the secrets of how brucella bacteria spread inside the body. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services) PULLMAN – Brucellosis, Malta fever, Bang’s disease, undulant fever – all names for one infectious disease that stalks animals and humans worldwide, and yet it’s been understudied. But that may be about to […]
PULLMAN, Wash. – In a hallway in a building at the engineering end of campus, a string of small, red LED lights blink unobtrusively, powered by a bucket of muddy water. Dedicated crews of microscopic bacteria in the mud generate electricity by doing what bacteria do best: eating. “The microbes eat […]
PULLMAN – John F. Alderete (Al-de-re-te), who has served as a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) since 1991, will assume the responsibilities of associate vice provost for research at Washington State University on Jan. 1, 2008. Alderete “brings a wealth of experience in […]
Three years of work by Washington State University researcher Lindsay Oaks have led to a major discovery linking the decline of three Asian vulture species to a drug commonly used to treat livestock there. Oaks, a microbiologist with the College of Veterinary Medicine, worked with an international team of scientists. The findings of their work […]