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The Department of Microbiology at UW-La Crosse is a University of Wisconsin Center of Excellence! 

We are the only independent microbiology department among the UW comprehensive universities. We offer four different curricular tracks in the undergraduate microbiology major, and two Master of Science (M.S.) concentrations. TheClinical Laboratory Science major is also housed in our department, and provides outstanding employment opportunities using the skills of microbiology and chemistry to make clinical diagnoses.

Upcoming Events

Our Microbial Interaction with Built Environments
Simon Lax, University of Chicago
Thursday,  March 24th,  7 pm 1309 Centennial

 

Engineered Probiotics as Therapeutic Delivery Vehicles
Jan Peter van Pijkeren, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday,  April 8th,  2:30 pm 102 Wimberly

Microbiology scholarships

The Department of Microbiology offers seven scholarships, totaling over $5500, to Microbiology majors and Clinical Laboratory Science students each year. Previous years Scholarship awardees are listed below.

Scholarship Requirements
UWL 
Microbiology Scholarship
Microbiology major; Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
Walter  & Neva Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Microbiology major; Junior or Senior with a GPA of at least 3.25
Robert M. Burns Scholarship in Medical Microbiology  Microbiology major; Junior or Senior; must have taken Pathogenic microbiology and have a GPA of at least 3.25
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Microbiology major; must demonstrate interest in Immunology or Public Health and have a GPA of at least 3.25
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Microbiology major; must have worked in the microbiology prep room for at least one year
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Microbiology or Biology major; Junior or Senior; must have taken at least one mycology course and/or done research in mycology
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Clinical Laboratory Science major; Junior or Senior
Diane L. Sewell  Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship   Clinical Laboratory Science major  

 

Microbiology majors are also eligible for many other Science and Health Scholarships as well as General University Scholarships. The application process for these scholarships, as well as the microbiology scholarships listed above, are coordinated by the UWL Foundation. They have an on-line system for searching and applying for scholarships. 

 

Scholarship Awardees

2015 Awardees 

UWL Microbiology Scholarship 

Taryn Ashley

Walter & Neva Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship

Carli Johnson

Robert M. Burns Scholarship in Medical Microbiology 

Emily Eastman

Microbiology Public Health Scholarship

Jordan VandenBerge

Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship

Alyssa Fedie

Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship

 

Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship

Cody Artymiuk

Diane L. Sewell Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship 

Holly White

Ted & Yvonne Knudson Scholarship

Rachel Neve

 

 

2014 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Dominic Haddad
Walter & Neva Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Molly McGuine 
Kathryn Stigen
Robert M. Burns Scholarship in Medical Microbiology  Angela Romportl
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Jordan VandenBerge
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Emma Baker
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship  
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Jennifer Skogland
William & LeeAnne Schwan Microbiology Research Scholarship Sarah Werner
Ted & Yvonne Knudson Scholarship      Rachel Neve
Diane L. Sewell Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship      Benjiman Deyo

 

2013 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Angela Romportl
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Megan Holman 
Kristin Zimmerman
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Kathryn Nygaard
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Amy Baker
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Emma Baker
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Brian Manske
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Deanna Schultz
Ernie Micek Scholarship in Microbiology Brandon Dunk 

 

2012 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Sydney Lomnes
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Jeff Rosenwinkel
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Laura Stolp
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Sara Medina-Bielski
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Tanya Larsen
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship no recipient
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Crystal Stundahl

 

2011 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Danielle Cloutier
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Nissa Fredrich 
Carrie Stanek
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Aubree Thelen
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Tanya Larsen
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Stephanie Frisch
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship no recipient
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Kaitlin Achsel

  

2010 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Tanya Larsen
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Daniel Bellehumeur
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Rachel Ignasiak
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Matthew Zuberbuehler
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Philip Strandwitz
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Jeremy Knoble
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Lisa Borchardt 

  

2009 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Karl Krogman
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Rebecca Polanowski
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Valerie Zander
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Tara Weiler
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Angela Tydrich
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Andrew Hart
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Cara Tolliver

  

2008 Awardees  

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Tara Weiler
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Rebecca Polanowski
Audreyona Chavez
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Sarah Krueger
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship Cara Tolliver
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Lauren Zangl
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Dan Hamilton
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Ami Vanden Oever 

  

2007 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Thaddeus Wontor
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Theresa Majeski
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship  
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Nolan Hietpas
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Mallory Lamberson
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

  

 

2006 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Theresa Majeski
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship Rebecca Polanowski
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Michelle Schweitzer
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship  
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Lauren Zangl
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Mallory Lamberson
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

  

2005 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Tabitha Keene
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Julie Wellnitz
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship  
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Brittany Jensen
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Bernadette O'Reilly
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

 

2004 Awardees 

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Marisa Comstock
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Matthew McFarlane
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship  
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Colleen Zophy
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Bernadette O'Reilly
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

 

2003 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Amie Gunderson
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Katie Hausman
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship  
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Michael Bruzas
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Jonathon Palmer
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

 

2002 Awardees 

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Allyn Spear
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Todd Lynch
Microbiology Public Health Scholarship  
Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room Scholarship Robert Walchak
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Matthew Schwenke
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

 

 

2001 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Heather Einborn
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Eric Grube
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Jennifer Boland
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

 

 

2000 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship  Joseph Anderson
Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Katie Hunt
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Jenny Gall
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

 

 

1999 Awardees

UWL Microbiology Scholarship 

Matthew Palmer

Walter Winfrey Memorial Microbiology Scholarship  
Robert Burns Medical Microbiology Scholarship Amy Green
Allen Nelson Mycology Scholarship Jennifer Kleman
Grace Smith Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship  

 

 

UWL Microbiology Scholarship Awardees prior to 1999-2000

1998 Jennifer Daniel
1997 Lindsay Dunnum
1996 Tracey Grimek
1995 Jerome Trimert
1994 Todd Clark
1993 Robert Antonie 
1992 Amy Schultz
1991 Paul Molling 
1990  Josie Murphy
1989 Teri Montevideo