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Varicella Zoster Virus
Rat lumbar dorsal root ganglia infected with dual fluorescent Varicella Zoster Virus (red, green) and retrogradely labeled with FastBlue (blue) resulting from footpad infection. Image from MVM Graduate Student Jean-Marc Guedon in Dr. Kinchington's lab.
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Pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory factors in granulomas - red: arginase 1, green: neutrophils, blue: CD163+ macrophages. Image from Joshua Mattila in Dr. JoAnne Flynn's laboratory.
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Mycobacteriophage Corndog
Mycobacteriophage Corndog. Image from Dr. Graham Hatfull's laboratory.
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Serratia marcescens biofilm
Scanning electron micrograph of a Serratia marcescens biofilm (false colored). Image from the lab of Dr. Robert Shanks.
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U2OS cells
Human osteosarcoma U2OS cells transfected with the RIG-I like receptor (RLR) adaptor mitochondrial antiviral signaling (MAVS, in green) and costained with Mitotracker Red. Image from Dr. Carolyn Coyne's lab.
Picture of Serratia marcescens colony
Rough Colony Morphology
Rough colony morphology (volcano like) of an environmental Serratia marcescens isolate and mutant derivatives (red and shiny colony, white and rough colony). Image from the laboratory of Dr. Robert Shanks.


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Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarming toward a Staphylococcus aureus colony. Image from Dr. Robert Shanks's lab.

Curtailing the spread of infectious disease traditionally has been accomplished through use of vaccines, antibiotics, antiviral drugs, and public health measures. In the face of challenges like drug-resistant microbes and the emergence of HIV, future answers hinge on progressive research in molecular virology and microbiology.

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