Collaborations

Gundersen Health System and Gundersen Medical Foundation vigorously endorse academic and commercial partnerships. The following is a representative sample of past and ongoing efforts. Individuals or corporations interested in exploring the possibility of a working relationship with researchers in the Microbiology Research Laboratory are encouraged to contact Steve Callister.

ACADEMIC
Institution Topic
- Wisconsin Network for Healthcare Research
- Aurora Hospitals
- University of Wisconsin  
- Marshfield Medical Center
- Emerging sexually transmitted infections
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group - Cancer treatment protocols
- National Institutes of Health - Pathogenesis of Lyme disease
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Testing for Lyme disease
- Hugoton Foundation - Testing for Lyme disease
- University of Wisconsin - Pathogenesis of Lyme disease
- Susceptibility of tuberculosis organisms
- Laboratory testing techniques
- Bacteria in blood
- Sloan-Kettering - Lyme disease vaccine
- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Optical DNA mapping
- Methicillin-resistant bacteria
- Emerging sexually-transmitted infections
- Lyme disease
- St. Mary’s University - Tick-borne infections

COMMERCIAL
Company Topic
- Connaught Laboratories - Lyme disease vaccine (human)
- Solvay Animal Health  - Lyme disease vaccine (canine)
- Pacific BioTech - Diagnostic testing
- bioMerieux Vitek - Lyme disease test
- Mardx - Lyme disease test
- Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health - Lyme disease vaccine (canine)
- College of American Pathologists - Proficiency testing programs
- Bristol-Myers-Squibb     
- Smithkline-Beecham
- TAP Pharmaceuticals
- Med-Chem Laboratories
- International Health Management
- Antimicrobial susceptibilities
- OpGen  - Optical DNA mapping
- Intelligent MDx - Swine flu test
- Merck  - Lyme disease vaccine (canine)
- Anaplasma vaccine (canine)
- Accuri - Flow cytometry
- Celestis - Lyme disease test
- Blood Center of Wisconsin - Detection of sexually transmitted infection
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