Welcome to the Bordenstein laboratory!
We ask non-linear questions to probe the rules of symbiosis, evolution, and their inseperable connections. Key questions that guide our science include:
- What is the role of the microbiome in the origin of species? Info | News | Pubs
- Can viruses hack symbiosis to spread across the tree of life? Info | News | Pubs
- How does evolution inform the discovery of new antibiotics? Publication | News
- What is the relative importance of vertical and environmental microbial transmission in animals? Info | News | Pubs
News & Events
March 2015 - People Behind The Science Podcast with Seth | Seeing Science and Symbiosis Through the Lens of an Evolutionary Microbiologist (Link)
February 2015 - Congrats to Daniel LePage for earning a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
January 2015 - Tandem-Repeat Domains Across the Tree of Life | New publication at PeerJ
December 2014 - Seth chats with Naked Scientists on antibiotic gene transfer across the tree of life and bioprospecting Archaea. Podcast link | eLife article
December 2014 - New publication at PeerJ by Daniel LePage et al. PeerJ link The relative importance of DNA methylation and Dnmt2-mediated epigenetic regulation on Wolbachia densities and cytoplasmic incompatibility.
November 2014 - Life's extremists may be an untapped source of antibacterial drugs. Vanderbilt Research News