We endeavor to understand the principles that shape interactions between hosts, microbes, and viruses as well as the major consequences and applications of these interactions. Four key questions that drive basic and translational outcomes are:
How did life go from one to many millions of species today? How are microbial symbionts involved in the origin of animal species? Info | News | Pubs
How do viral genomes evolve and function in intracellular bacteria? Can this knowledge be applied to control mosquito-borne diseases? Info | News | Pubs
Will bioprospecting Archaea fuel discovery of new antibiotics? Publication | News
What is the evolutionary genetic and functional basis of animal x microbe interactions? Can this knowledge be applied to precision medicine initiatives? Info | News | Pubs
News & Events
July 2017 - The Parasite Microbiome Project launched at mSystems. Nine coauthors with Nolwenn Dheilly at the helm.
February 2017 - Prophage WO genes recapitulate and enhance Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility. Nature. One undergraduate co-author, Emily Layton. Select coverage: