Welcome to the Homepage of

J. C. Lara

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology

Teaching Responsibilities:

The Department of Microbiology, as part of its mission to train both graduate and undergraduate students, offers educational/training programs that lead to a Bachelor's of Science Degree and a Ph.D. in Microbiology. My primary teaching responsibilities include lecturing in the first required course for undergraduate majors, Microbiology 410: Fundamentals of General Microbiology (F), and in a survey course for non-majors, Microbiology 301: General Microbiology (Sp, Sum). I also oversee a Freshmen Seminar Course (GEN ST 197, I) offered Winter Quarter.

Research Interest:

My research interests have centered on the relationship between bacterial structures and their function(s). Most recently, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Strom, Northwest Science Fisheries Center, we have been examining the role of pili in the pathogens Vibrio ulnificus and Aeromonas hydrophila..

Personal Interest:

For many years I have been very interested in the history, culture, traditions, and art of the Northwest Coast natives. Being fortunate to meet and getting to know artists/scholars like Duane Pasco and Bill Holm, lead to my interest/enthusiasm to learn how to carve in the various styles that represent the major tribes of the NW region using traditional carving tools. If you would like to see a few representative pieces visit my gallery page.

I may be reached by:





Department of Microbiology

HSB, E-313

Box 357242

School of Medicine

University of Washington

Seattle, Wa 98105







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Sept. 1996