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This page contains links to recent news items or upcoming events from the Department of Microbiology. Click on the title of each entry to access these sites.


Nov 8th to 16th, 2018

  • Cinema & Photography/Science Gallery exhibit of works from the honors class Critical Creative Thinking. Students will have their projects on display open to the public in Gallery 1101 of the Communications Building. A recpetion will be held on November 15th with food and drink. 


Nov 7th, 2018

  • SIU Microbiology in da' house!! The Microbiology Department makes a guest appearanc eon Z100 New Country Radio talking about microbes in the workplace, in this case a radio station. See and hear the microbial fun in the morning. Link 


Kent Zimmer (Kent in the Country), Dr. Hamilton-Brehm, Trevor Murphy, and Shiomi Kuwabara


October 1st, 2018

  • Research Connection! Join students from the College of Science for an evening of science discussion and opportunities. Undergraduates and graduates students are welcome! Monday October 1st, at Lenz Hall, Lower level, Last Resort Room from 5:30 pm to  7pm. For more information click flyer below.


September 27th, 2018

  • Sigma Xi SIUC Chapter presents, "Big Data: How Big is Big? -- Using de novo Assembly and Annotation for Goat Rumen Bacterial and Fungal Meta Genomics as Examples" by Dr. Chet Langin at 4pm in the LSIII auditorium. Click here for more information.

September 9th, 2018

  • Congradulations to Dr. Fisher's and Dr. Plunkett's research on inhibitor of phosphatases in Chlamydia trachomatis. The latest NIH funding brings the total to almost $860,000 since 2014 at the start of this research. Check out the article online in The Southern Illinoisan Link.



September 5th, 2018

  • Congratulations to Azam Baharlouei for winning the 2018-2019 SIUC Doctoral Fellow Award!



August 23rd, 2018

  • All current and prospective Microbiology majors are invited to attend the Microbiology Orientation from 4 - 5 pm. There will be pizza and soda. Microbiology Office LSII, room 131.

August 16th, 2018

  • College of Science Ice Cream Social 3-4:30 pm by Felts Hall.


August 2, 2018

  • Departmental Microbiology Research Retreat at Touch of Nature.

2018 micr retreat


July 4th, 2018

  • "What's on your grocery cart?" KFVS channel 12 teams up with Dr. Kelly Bender to find out how many microbes grow on grocery card handles. Watch the whole segment here.  


April 21, 2018

  • Microbiology Student organization MicroFest Pot Luck, Murphysboro State Park Concession Area, 12 - 3 pm, 


March 30, 2018


March 9, 2018


March 5, 2018


July 26, 2017

  • Departmental Microbiology Research Retreat at Touch of Nature.

2017 micro retreat