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Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Faculty Program Interests

 

James Gannon

James Gannon

Professor

jim.gannon@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Applied and environmental microbiology

William Holben

Bill Holben

Professor

bill.holben@mso.umt.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Microbial ecology

 

John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon

Assistant Professor

john.mccutcheon@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Microbial genomics and symbiosis

 

Scott Miller

Associate Professor

scott.miller@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Microbial Evolution

 

Michael Minnick

Michael Minnick

Professor

michael.minnick@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Molecular biology of bacterial pathogens

 

Frank Rosenzweig

Frank Rosenzweig

Professor

frank.rosenzweig@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Microbial evolutionary genomics

 

Scott Samuels

D. Scott Samuels

Professor

scott.samuels@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Biochemistry & Biophysics 

Borrelia molecular biology and biochemistry

Recent publications related to Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Evolution from UM Faculty:

Horizontal gene transfer from diverse bacteria to an insect genome enables a tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis. Husnik F, Nikoh N, Koga R, Ross L, Duncan RP, Fujie M, Tanaka M, Satoh N, Bachtrog D, Wilson AC, von Dohlen CD, Fukatsu T, McCutcheon JPCell. 2013 Jun 20;153(7):1567-78. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.040. PubMed PMID: 23791183.

Bacterial endophytes enhance competition by invasive plants. Rout ME, Chrzanowski TH, Westlie TK, Deluca TH, Callaway RM, Holben WE. Am J Bot. 2013 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23935109.

The evolution of RuBisCO stability at the thermal limit of photoautotrophy. Miller SR, McGuirl MA, Carvey D. Mol Biol Evol. 2013 Apr;30(4):752-60. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss327. Epub 2013 Jan 3. PMID: 23292343

Recurrent rearrangement during adaptive evolution in an interspecific yeast hybrid suggests a model for rapid introgression. Dunn B, Paulish T, Stanbery A, Piotrowski J, Koniges G, Kroll E, Louis EJ, Liti G, Sherlock G, Rosenzweig F. PLoS Genet. 2013 Mar;9(3):e1003366. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003366. Epub 2013 Mar 21. PMID: 23555283

Developmental biology of Coxiella burnetii. Minnick MF, Raghavan R. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012;984:231-48. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-4315-1_12. Review. PMID: 22711635

Genetics of Borrelia burgdorferi. Brisson D, Drecktrah D, Eggers CH, Samuels DS. Annu Rev Genet. 2012;46:515-36. doi: 10.1146/annurev-genet-011112-112140. Epub 2012 Sep 4. Review. PMID: 22974303

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