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What people are saying:

“Whether brewing better beer, discovering novel antibiotics or chronicling the lives of the microscopic creatures living in the dust under the couch, Anne Madden seeks to understand and utilize the microbial world around us.” –

“Anne Madden bends creatures to her will, with the deftness of a shepherd. But Madden is a microbe wrangler — her critters cover petri dishes. Rather than merely observe bacteria and fungi, Madden sees a community ready for work.” – PBS NewsHour, June 16, 2017

“Your dust bunnies, it seems, have some stories to tell. By examining the DNA in dust, researchers have shown that we share our houses with a legion of mysterious creatures. And they’ve created the first map showing their range across the US.” — Newsweek, November 22, 2016

“These days, her experiments are buzzing, as she takes microbes—yeast—from bees and convinces them to brew beer.” – Scientific American June 26, 2017

Consulting: MIT Media Labs – The Synthetic Apiary

Architect Magazine.

Consulting: The Best Bees Company – HoneyDNA Product Line

Improper Bostonian, National Geographic (01/2018 print).

Research: Arthropods in Your Home – From a Swab of Dust

Newsweek (online and print)CBS News, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Scientific American.

Research: Novel Beer Yeasts

Interview with the ‘beer team’ and me about fungi, our novel beers, and the awesomeness of the microbial world, within the larger documentary “The Fifth Kingdom” currently being filmed and produced by Smith&Nasht.

The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic (The Plate), Discovery Channel, News&Observer, PBS-NOVA, PBS News HourFoodandWine(FWx), Indy Week, North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC), All About Beer Magazine, Raleigh & Company, CBS WNCN, Vice Magazine, Loaded Magazine, Interesting Engineering, NPR, and Scientific American.

Personal Press

The Heroine Collective
Interview (November, 2017)

Micrographia Today
Cover interview (April, 2015)

Improbable Research
2015 LFHCfS Woman of the Year” (January, 2015)
Before they were Scientists” Interview. (October, 2014)

Tufts Alma Matters
“Game-Changing Grants” Interview. (Fall, 2010)

Research: Novel Fungus from a Wasp Nest

Science Friday – Talking Science
“Discovering a New Fungus” (December, 2011)

Medicine Health News Medsante
E! Science News
Science Newsline
Science News Daily
Wild Biology
Sci Guru Science News
“Scientists Find a New Species of Fungus in a Wasp Nest” (November, 2011)

The Tufts Daily
“The Secret Life of Wasps” (November, 2011)

Tufts Now
“A New Fungus Among Us” (November, 2011)

Dr. Madden quotes in the press

Science (January 18, 2016) Re: Research on wasps and yeasts

New Scientist (January 18, 2016) Re: Research on home arthropods

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**((Photo credits are Alonso Nichols/Tufts University, AAM, Lauren Nichols/, AAM. Photos can only be used with permission))**