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Anne Galbraith

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Genetics, genetic disorders, genetics, molecular biology, genetics, baker's yeast, genetics, antimicrobials, genetics....

Brief biography

I had one daughter (my first F1) when I was 19 (oops!) and the second F1 (also a daughter) two weeks before my interview for this job at UWL. My oldest F1 is married and has produced three adorable F2s. My youngest graduated from UWL in Spring 2020 with an Environmental Chemistry major and a minor in Mathematics. Both F1s currently live in the Minneapolis area. 

I love my job, especially the teaching, research, and interactions with my awesome colleagues. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, gardening, camping in primitive areas (i.e., not campgrounds), snowshoeing, and traveling to see new cool things.

Not having enough hours in a day has been a problem of mine for many years now.   :)

Current courses at UWL

Genetics and lab, Human Molecular Genetics and optional lab, Advanced Genetics, First Year Seminar (STEM Strong: Why Women Matter), Capstone


Professional history

B.S Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA
PhD University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Post-doctoral research University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO

Research and publishing

Effects of antimicrobials on yeast
Our lab is collaborating with several other labs at UWL and at other institutions to determine the mechanism of action of a suite of antimicrobials that were derived from a naturally occurring compound from a plant. We use genetics, molecular biology, microscopy, and other techniques as we try to figure out how this compound kills cells. My undergraduate and graduate students are studying Biology, Microbiology, and/or Biochemistry. 



Anne Galbraith, Biology, presented "Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae to analyze an antimicrobial compound" at the 83rd American Society for Microbiology – North Central Branch Meeting on Nov. 3 in La Crosse, WI.

Submitted on: Nov. 10


Memberships & affiliations

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