Welcome to the Bordenstein laboratory!
We use non-linear questions to chart paths of discovery on the universality of microbiomes to Darwin's origin of species. Key questions that guide our science include:
News & Events
February 2014 - Ankyrin Domains Across The Tree of Life. New article out by former postdoc Kristin Jernigan. PeerJ link
December 2013 - Made of Microbes: New view of microbes forces rethinking of what it means to be an organism. Science News
November 2013 - Interview on the microbiome and the origin of species. See why Seth said "no" when asked whether the hologenome alters our understanding of evolutionary biology. Gut Microbiota World Watch
October 2013 - International Symbiosis Society blog post by Seth on stitching the microbiome into the origin of species. Inaugural post
August 2013 - Got mother's bacteria? New paper out in PLOS Biology by NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Lisa Funkhouser "Mom Knows Best: The Universality of Maternal Microbial Transmission"