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.
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.Read more
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