Ulrich G. Mueller

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 
Evolution, Symbiosis, Microbial Ecology, Population Biology, Behavior
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Stephen T. Emlen grad student 1984-1986 Cornell
 (Master of Science 1986)
George Eickwort grad student 1988-1992 Cornell
 (PhD 1992)
Thomas Eisner post-doc 1992-1995 Cornell (Biomechanics Tree)
William T. Wcislo post-doc 1995-1995 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama


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Palle Villesen grad student 2000-2001 University of Aarhus, Denmark
Natasha Mehdiabadi grad student 1999-2002 Smithsonian Institution
Mathew Kweskin grad student 2000-2003 Smithsonian Institution
Nicole Gerardo grad student 1999-2004 Emory
Brian Wee grad student 1999-2004 NEON
Sergio R. Sanchez-Pena grad student 1999-2005 Universidad Autonoma Saltillo (Neurotree)
Anna Himler grad student 2000-2007 College of Idaho
Scott E. Solomon grad student 2000-2007 Rice University
Andre Rodrigues grad student 2005-2007 UNESP Rio Claro, Brazil
Rachelle Adams grad student 2002-2008 Ohio State
Alexander Mikheyev grad student 2002-2008 Okinawa Insitute of Science and Technology
Natalia Biani grad student 2003-2009 University of Vancouver
Henrik deFine Licht grad student 2008-2009 Copenhagen University
Sze-Huei Yek grad student 2008-2009 University of Lausanne
Barrett Klein grad student 2004-2010 University of Wisconsin La Croix
Christian Rabeling grad student 2004-2010 Arizona State
Sabrina Amador-Vargas grad student 2009-2014 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
Lucas Mereilles grad student 2014-2014 Caltech
Rong Ma grad student 2012-2017 Penn State
Takahiro Murakami post-doc 1999-2001 Hokkaido University, Japan
Donald Dearborn post-doc 2000-2001 Bates College
Heike Pröhl post-doc 2000-2003 University of Hannover, Germany
Patrick Abbot post-doc 2002-2003 Vanderbilt
Kathrin Lampert post-doc 2002-2004 University of Bochum, Germany
Ruchira Sen post-doc 2007-2010 Purdue
Jon Seal post-doc 2009-2013 University of Texas at Tyler
Katrin Kellner post-doc 2010-2013 University of Texas at Tyler
Quinn McFrederick post-doc 2011-2013 UC Riverside
Quinn S. McFrederick post-doc 2011-2013 UT Austin
Chad Smith post-doc 2013-2017 Assembly Biosciences
Abigail Green research scientist 2000-2003 Caltech
Jarrod J. Scott research scientist 2003-2006 UW Madison (Microtree)
Heather Ishak research scientist 2006-2012 Stanford
Melissa Kardish research scientist 2012-2014 UC Davis (Marine Ecology Tree)
Alexis Carlson research scientist 2014-2017 UT Austin
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Senula SF, Scavetta JT, Banta JA, et al. (2019) Potential Distribution of Six North American Higher-Attine Fungus-Farming Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Species. Journal of Insect Science (Online). 19
Smith CC, Weber JN, Mikheyev AS, et al. (2019) Landscape genomics of an obligate mutualism: Concordant and discordant population structures between the leafcutter ant Atta texana and its two main fungal symbiont types. Molecular Ecology
Mueller UG, Kardish MR, Ishak HD, et al. (2018) Phylogenetic patterns of ant-fungus associations indicate that farming strategies, not only a superior fungal cultivar, explain the ecological success of leafcutter ants. Molecular Ecology
Carlson AL, Ishak HD, Kurian J, et al. (2017) Nuclear populations of the multinucleate fungus of leafcutter ants can be dekaryotized and recombined to manipulate growth of nutritive hyphal nodules harvested by the ants. Mycologia. 1-15
Mueller UG, Ishak HD, Bruschi SM, et al. (2017) Biogeography of Mutualistic Fungi Cultivated by Leafcutter Ants. Molecular Ecology
Smith CC, Srygley RB, Healy F, et al. (2017) Spatial Structure of the Mormon Cricket Gut Microbiome and its Predicted Contribution to Nutrition and Immune Function. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8: 801
DeMilto AM, Rouquette M, Mueller UG, et al. (2017) Effects of Substrate, Ant and Fungal Species on Plant Fiber Degradation in a Fungus-gardening Ant Symbiosis. Journal of Insect Physiology
Smith CC, Srygley RB, Dietrich EI, et al. (2016) Partitioning the effects of mating and nuptial feeding on the microbiome in gift-giving insects. Environmental Microbiology Reports
McFrederick QS, Thomas JM, Neff JL, et al. (2016) Flowers and Wild Megachilid Bees Share Microbes. Microbial Ecology
Meirelles LA, McFrederick QS, Rodrigues A, et al. (2016) Bacterial microbiomes from vertically-transmitted fungal inocula of the leaf-cutting ant Atta texana. Environmental Microbiology Reports
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