This MicrobeMania Podcast features an Interview with Dr. Alan J. Wolfe from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Loyola University Chicago. The Loyola Urinary Education and Research Collaborative (LUEREC), co-directed by Alan J. Wolfe, PhD, is spearheading groundbreaking research that challenges long-held beliefs about the female urinary tract. In 2012, LUEREC provided the first definitive evidence that bacteria colonize the normal female urinary tract, dispelling the age-old notion that urine is sterile. This revelation has opened new avenues for investigating diverse Lower Urinary Tract (LUT) disorders and holds the potential to revolutionize our understanding of urinary health. Visit for more thought leadership interviews and articles.