Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf is the ASM Science Communications Specialist. She contributes to the ASM social media and blog network and hosts the Meet the Microbiologist podcast. She also runs workshops at ASM conferences to help scientists improve their own communication skills. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.

Julie earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, focusing on medical mycology and infectious disease. Outside of her work at ASM, she maintains a strong commitment to scientific education and teaches molecular biology at the community biolab, Genspace. She lives in beautiful New York City.

A news roundup covering ancient viruses, addiction, and underground cyanobacteria. Plus: Honey bee microbiome and vaccine updates.

To eliminate malaria, you have to stop transmission. Carolina Barillas-Mury discusses the co-evolution of malaria, mosquitos, and man.

Our September Microbiology Resource of the Month is an improved reference genome for plant pathogen Fusarium oxysporum.

What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a biweekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below.

Thursday, 20 September 2018 16:44

SARS and MERS coronaviruses with Stanley Perlman

Stanley Perlman talks about how virus researchers studied SARS and MERS after they emerged, what they learned, and why there are no more cases of SARS.

A new Applied and Environmental Microbiology report characterizes the ability of a bacterial compound to inhibit M. grisea growth, a characteristic that may prove useful in biocontrol of fungal infection of crops.

You may know that beer is fermented, but did you know making chocolate requires a fermentation step? Kevin Verstrepen discusses how his lab optimizes flavor profiles of the yeast used in this fermentation step, and explains how yeast was domesticated before microorganisms had been discovered.

What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a biweekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 13:18

Microbiology Resource of the Month: ZetaHunter

"Some of the most impactful papers have been those describing resources," says Microbiology Resource Announcements EIC Irene Newton. Here, we introduce our Microbiology Resource of the Month, highlighting the ZetaHunter software made available by Clara Chan's lab at University of Delaware.

A new mBio article reports on a feature of C. auris that may contribute to its ability to cause serious disease: its ability to evade the innate immune system.

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