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Microbiology News

June 19, 2020

Congratulations to current Microbiology Ph.D. student Salma Alavi, recent Microbiology MS Jon Mitchell, and Professor Ansel Hsiao on their paper "Interpersonal Gut Microbiome Variation Drives Susceptibility and Resistance to Cholera Infection," which was recently published in the prestigious journal Cell.

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Microbiology Executive Committee 2020-2021

Shou-wei Ding

Meera Nair

A. L. N. Rao

 

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