“Microbiology remains a key discipline of modern biomedical science. Apart from causing infectious diseases, microbes and microbial communities play critical roles in human health and evolution. The domestication of microbes for medical and scientific purposes promises to have a profound impact on health and medicine. These topics are well-represented throughout the Washington University community, and I view the Department of Molecular Microbiology as providing a central home for the broader Washington University microbiology community”Sean Whelan, PhD
Marvin A. Brennecke Distinguished Professor
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Some hospitalized patients’ infections may develop from their own bacteria (Links to an external site)
Installation of Sean P. Whelan, PhD as the Marvin A. Brennecke Distinguished Professor of Microbiology. Tuesday November 8th, 2022. (Links to an external site)
Taylor Nye, a postdoctoral research scholar in the Hultgren Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected for the shortlist in Nature’s competition for Inspiring Women in Science. (Links to an external site)
The Inspiring Women in Science awards celebrate and support the achievements of women in science, and all those who work to encourage girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects and stay in STEM careers around the world.
Recurrent UTIs linked to gut microbiome, chronic inflammation (Links to an external site)
Antibiotics may increase risk of further UTIs by disrupting microbiome