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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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Tags: Fun, Lab news

Thank you Don!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
by Lily Khadempour


Leaf-cutter ant carrying oat flakeAn Atta cephalotes leaf-cutter ant carries a flake of Quaker Instant Oatmeal. Photo: Don Parsons

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Tags: Photography, Lab news

Winter is Coming

Monday, October 10, 2016
by Caitlin Carlson

Currie Lab carefully cuts leaves off of Red Oak and Red Maple trees with in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve to sustain experimental Leaf-Cutter Ant colonies throughout the winter months. Photos: Caitlin Carlson

The Currie Lab is excited to announce a new partnership with the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. For the last few years the Currie lab has been utilizing the reserve for student projects, and as a fieldwork site for the Wisconsin Antimicrobial Research Project, but this summer we are happy to announce that the Preserve is allowing the lab to cut and collect leaves to maintain our display leaf-cutter ant colony and numerous research colonies.

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Tags: Leaf-cutter ants, Lab news

Traveling North to the Arctic

Thursday, January 28, 2016
by Caitlin Carlson

Brooks range

Dalton Hwy heading North to the Galbraith Lake site to collect soil. Photo: Caitlin Carlson

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Tags: NIH Antimicrobial Discovery

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