Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Bacteriology. Research in my lab centers on insect-microbe interactions, with a current focus on those between mosquitoes and their gut microbiota. If this topic interests you, get in touch!
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Bacteriology
1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 USA
Lab phone: +1 (608) 263-6375
Fax: +1 (608) 262-9865
We are happy to announce that Aldo Arellano has received a Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute! The goals of the Gilliam program are to ensure that students from groups …
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Miguel Medina Muñoz as the lab’s first Postdoctoral Research Associate! Miguel recently completed his Ph.D. under the direction of Dr. Rita Rio at West Virginia University, studying tsetse fly …
The following is a summary of a recent self-assessment completed by the lab in order to evaluate our commitment and progress toward improving diversity in STEM. Kerri has become increasingly involved in ongoing diversity and …
The lab has received funding through the UW WARF Accelerator program to support another field season studying microbiome diversity and mosquito dynamics in catch basins in the Chicago, IL area. This work is being conducted …
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Our lab, as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land. We acknowledge the circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, and honor their legacy of resistance and resilience. This history of colonization informs our work and vision for a collaborative future. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other ten First Nations within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin.