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We ask non-linear questions to probe the rules of symbiosis, evolution, and their inseperable connections. Key questions that guide our science include:


News & Events


June 2014 - Lab's work on speciation by symbiosis is featured at Wired and Quanta Magazines. Evolving With A Little Help From Our Friends

May 2014 - Lisa Funkhouser-Jones lands the singular honor of the 2014 Vanderbilt Prize Scholar; She will be mentored over the year by the recipient of the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, Dr. Laurie Glimcher YouTube Link | Vanderbilt News

March 2014 - High five! to Jason Metcalf for an ASM Travel Award, Lisa Funkhouser-Jones for an ASM Outstanding Student Poster Award, and undergraduate Ashley Saulsberry for the Littlejohn Summer Research Scholarship

March 2014 - Early Life Establishment of Site-Specific Microbial Communities in the Gut. Gut Microbes Link

February 2014 - Ankyrin Domains Across The Tree of Life. New article out by former postdoc Kristin Jernigan. PeerJ link