Welcome to the Bordenstein laboratory!
Our goal is to open doors of discovery where there were once walls. We use non-linear questions to chart paths on the universality of microbiomes to Darwin's origin of species. Key questions that guide our science include:
News & Events
November 2013 - Interview with Seth at Gut Microbiota World Watch on the microbiome and the origin of species. See why Seth said "no" when asked whether the hologenome alters our understanding of evolutionary biology. Link
November 2013 - Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast: Into the Hologenome
October 2013 - International Symbiosis Society blog post by Seth on stitching the microbiome into the origin of species. Inaugural post
September 2013 - New invited perspective by Rob in Zoology. The Capacious Hologenome
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"