Microbial genomics in the evolution of vector-borne disease
At the MML, we use the tools of genomics and bioinformatics to study plasticity, functional capacity, and population dynamics in vector-borne microbes associated with infectious disease. Our current research focuses on tick-borne Rickettsioses and Lyme disease. We apply a systems biology approach to integrate pathogen, vector, host, and microbiome. Our long-term goal is to understand how heterogeneity at the genomic level underpins pathogenicity in these medically-important systems.
Now hiring graduate students to participate in several exciting projects. Inquire within!
Learn more about the WVU Biology Graduate Program
Want to learn more about Rickettsia? Check out our subreddit at r/rickettsia and subscribe!