David J. Krause, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office: 252 Halsey Science Center
Lab: 238 Halsey Science Center
Phone: (920) 424-7084
- Ph.D., 2016, Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.S., 2010, Microbiology, University of Florida
- BIO105: Biological Concepts – Unity
- BIO250: Medical Mycology
- BIO312/313: Medical Bacteriology Lecture/Lab
- BIO450: Microbial Physiology (Lab)
Budding yeasts are a group of unicellular fungi that have evolved a tremendous amount of metabolic diversity over the last 400 million years. I am interested in how some genera have independently evolved the ability to grow without oxygen. In my lab we study yeasts using genetics, genomics, and adaptive laboratory evolution.
Selected Recent Publications
Krause, D.J. 2023. The evolution of anaerobic growth in Saccharomycotina yeasts. Yeast 40: 395-400.
Krause D.J. and Hittinger C.T. 2022. Functional Divergence in a Multi-gene Family Is a Key Evolutionary Innovation for Anaerobic Growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol. Biol. Evol. 39: msac202.
- Krause D.J., Kominek J., Opulente D.A., Shen X.X., Zhou X., Langdon Q.K., DeVirgilio J., Hulfachor A.B., Kurtzman C.P., Rokas A., and Hittinger C.T. 2018. Functional and evolutionary characterization of a secondary metabolite gene cluster in budding yeasts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 115: 11030-11035.
- Wagner A., Whitaker R.J., Krause D.J., Heilers J.H., van Wolferen M., van der Does C., and Albers S.V. 2017. Mechanisms of gene flow in archaea. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 15: 492-501.