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Welcome to the Currie Lab

Our research focuses on the ecology and evolution of symbiotic associations between animals and microbes. We utilize a cross-disciplinary approach incorporating ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, genetic, and microbiological approaches and employ molecular ecology and phylogenetic techniques to examine how microbes shape the biology of higher organisms. Our main study system is the quadripartite association between fungus-growing ants, their fungal cultivars, mutualistic bacteria, and specialized garden pathogens.

Currie Lab News

Bactoberfest through the ages

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
by Lily Khadempour

The Currie Lab has a rich history participating in the annual Department of Bacteriology Halloween party, known far and wide, as Bactoberfest. Every year, the department dresses up to a particular theme, and every year, the Currie Lab goes all out. Bactoberfest has a competition which includes performance in games, creating scary foods, and most importantly, the costume competition. The Currie Lab has never won, but there's always next year!*

So without further ado, let's go back in time, and look at some photos from years past. 

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Currie Lab Ant-Cam

The Ant-Cam is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is made possible by the generous support of:

Ant-cam sponsor UW Madison Ant-cam sponsor Dept of Bacteriology Ant-cam sponsor GLBRC Ant-cam sponsor NSF

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Currie Labotatory

6145 Microbial Science Building
1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
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Contact Info
Lab phone: (608) 890-0237
Fax: (608) 262-9865