Happy Holidays from the McMahon Lab!

Meet the Bacteriology Holiday Deer; it always appears in the Microbial Sciences Building this time of year. Legend has it that many years ago, two graduate students were doing field work in the Baraboo Hills as part of a project on iron-metabolizing bacteria. They came across this deer skeleton and decided to bring it back to campus. The deer was assembled, decorated, and brought to the annual Bacteriology department holiday party as a prank. It’s been here every year since!


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