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Michael Mills

Clinical Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences


Building & Room:

SES 3352


As a Clinical Assistant Professor, I teach and develop curriculum for the General Microbiology courses (including BIOS 250 & 350). These courses are designed to introduce students to the microbial world around us. The diversity and deep complexity of the microbial world can make Microbiology a difficult subject to learn. I work to help students learn how microbes are characterized, cultivated, and controlled. To investigate and answer relevant questions in science today, professionals in the scientific world (including and not limited to doctors, nurses, and researchers) need some knowledge and to properly use scientific language to communicate and collaborate effectively. Therefore, students in my classes will apply their foundational microbiology skills to solve group case problems as design thinkers.

Selected Publications

  1. Wbm0076, a candidate effector protein of the Wolbachia endosymbiont of Brugia malayi, disrupts eukaryotic actin dynamics. Michael K. Mills, Lindsey G. McCabe, Karl F. Lechtreck, Vincent J. Starai. bioRxiv 2022.08.02.502435;
  2. Carpinone EM, Li Z, Mills MK, Foltz C, Brannon ER, et al. (2018) Identification of putative effectors of the Type IV secretion system from the Wolbachia endosymbiont of Brugia malayi. PLOS ONE 13(9): e0204736.


PhD, University of Georgia
BS, University of Georgia