TheHittingerLab

TheHittingerLab

The Hittinger Lab

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The Hittinger Lab uses yeast carbon metabolism as a model for basic bioenergy, biomedical, and evolutionary research. Our research interests and integrated approaches are at the intersection of biodiversity; biochemistry; biotechnology; and functional, ecological, and evolutionary genomics. Ongoing projects are focused on understanding the origin and evolution of aerobic fermentation, yeast ecology and biodiversity, genetic variation in natural and industrial yeasts, genome engineering and synthetic biology, and the metabolism of alternative carbon sources (e.g. galactose, maltose, xylose) that may have bioenergy and brewing applications.

LAB NEWS

~ August 2015 ~

EmilyClare Baker and colleagues publish Saccharoymces eubayanus genome in new paper.

"Lager yeasts did not just originate once. This unlikely marriage between two species, genetically as different from one another as humans and birds, happened at least twice. Although these hybrids were different from the start, they also changed in some predictable ways during their domestication," said Chris Todd Hittinger.

Here is the official press release from MBE

UW-News Press Release by David Tenenbaum

Download the paper here!

~ June 2015 ~

Chris Hittinger has been selected as one of the two recipients of the Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Awards.

The one-year award is bestowed on pre-tenure faculty whose research benefits agricultural activities within the United States and whose areas of interest lie in the scientific fields of crop research, improvements in crop yield and quality, or animal sciences. The award can also go to faculty members whose agricultural research is considered biological or physical in nature. This award is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

~ April 2015 ~

April 20, 2015

Chris Hittinger is mentioned in Rebecca Blank's Op Ed piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Economic success depends on UW, other public universities". Check it out!

 

April 7, 2015

Bucky Badger came to the Hittinger Lab to meet Blastobotrys buckinghamii, one of the eight newly discovered yeasts published by Kayla Sylvester.

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Read all about it!

eCALS - April 9, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison NEWS - March 13, 2015, by David Tenenbaum

UW Extension - Bucky yeast joins list of new yeast discoveries - March 13, 2015 (audio file)

~ March 2015 ~

Kayla Sylvester and a team of Wild YEAST researchers publishes a paper on a survey of our wild yeast samples, and describes eight new yeast species! Download here!

Temperature and host preferences drive the diversification of Saccharomyces and other yeasts: a survey and the discovery of eight new yeast species.

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And check out the great press this publication is getting!

~ Spring 2015 ~

Check out "Forever Rising", by Terry Devitt, the feature article (and cover) of the Spring 2015 Grow Magazine, Wisconsin's magazine for the life sciences. Download the pdf here!

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Photo by Diego Libkind

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Chris Todd Hittinger
Laboratory of Genetics
425-G Henry Mall
2434 Genetics/Biotechnology Center
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1580
United States

Contact the Lab: HittingerLab at genetics(dot) wisc(dot)edu UW Directory Link


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