Vibrio fischeri (green) in the ciliated epithelial appendages of the bobtail squid light organ
© D. Tarnowski, Mandel Lab

Symbiosis

Cooperative symbiotic relationships between humans and bacteria have historically been overlooked in the face of our struggle with bacterial pathogens. Yet, the bacteria that call our body “home” aid our survival against these pathogens by, for instance, competing with them for space and nutrients. Examples of cooperative and pathogenic relationships between organisms exist throughout the natural world, and our symbiosis faculty lead the way in studying animal:bacteria symbioses.

Investigators

Lindsay Kalan

Position title: Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: lkalan@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 262-6977, Laboratory: 262-6980

Address:
6155 Microbial Sciences Building

Mark Mandel

Position title: Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: mmandel@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 261-1170, Laboratory: (608) 261-1171

Address:
5155 Microbial Sciences Building