Profile for Bonnie Bratina

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Specialty area(s)

Microbial ecology, Aquatic microbiology, Biogeochemistry

Brief biography

Interests: Avid reader - particularly of science fiction and mysteries. Huge sports fan following the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. (Although I also enjoyed the Bucks championship.) Part of La Crosse Community Theater - sometimes on stage, but more often backstage.

Current courses at UWL

Bacterial Diversity, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Fundamentals of Microbiology, Bioinformatics, First Year Seminar, Microbes and Society, Capstone, Biodegradation and Bioremediation, Symposium


2 years at UW-River Falls before transferring to UW-Madison

B.S in bacteriology from UW-Madison

Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Minnesota

Postdoctoral fellowowships at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and Michigan State University

Research and publishing

Presently I am doing research into the gut microflora of aquatic slugs and ground squirrels, characterizing bacteriocins produced by some antarctic carnobacteria and looking at the impact of lead and oil on microbial communities in the marsh.