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Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (false colored green) attach tightly to epithelial cells (purple). This results in the loss of host cell finger-like microvilli, and sometimes death (red, lower right).
Exploring Arctic microbes responding to climate change
Here, an international, interdisciplinary team of researchers co-led by a UA Microbiology lab works to quantify microbialy-mediated feedbacks to climate change (potentially accelerating the rate of change) in thawing northern habitats.

Welcome to UA Microbiology!

Microbiology is a cutting-edge, societally important, well-funded and diverse discipline that studies organisms unseen by the naked eye.  These viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoans and nematodes are vital components of our environment, and of our bodies.  Reflecting this diversity of microorganismal types, habitats, and applied goals, microbiologists work all across the UA campus, and this website provides a unified portal to their research and to the UA's educational opportunities in microbiology, including the undergraduate Microbiology major and a range of graduate level options.