Microbial interactions in the evolution and transmission of infectious disease
At the MML, we use the tools of genomics and bioinformatics to study the function (metatranscriptome) and functional capacity (metagenome) encoded in discrete microbial communities. Our over-arching goal is to understand how interactions among and between microbial communities affect niche dynamics and colonization. We are particularly interested in human pathogens that cause infectious disease and their impact on vector and host microbiota.
Now hiring GRAs/GTAs, to study: Rickettsia metabolism and its role in pathogenesis, the impact of intrinsic microbiota on tick fitness and vector competence, and other proejcts
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