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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.

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Student activism & Young Voters: all the info you need for our upcoming elections!

Thursday, August 20, 2020
by Julia Buskirk

Student activism & Young Voters: all the info you need for our upcoming elections!


“There are so many barriers to voting––if you can vote, you should vote, because not everyone can,” says Olivia Panthofer. Olivia is an undergraduate researcher at the Currie Lab. But this summer, Olivia is also focusing her efforts towards another passion––getting young people registered to vote for the upcoming elections. Olivia has been working on the New Voters Project with WIS-PIRG, the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, a nonpartisan organization that “... is an advocate for the public interest.” 

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Tags: , #vote #WISPRIG #studentactivism #GetOutAndVOTE #InfoHere

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