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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:



News & Events

October 2014 - National Geographic blog features the lab's forthcoming article by Jason Metcalf et al. How An Antibiotic Jumped All Over The Tree of Life

September 2014 - Cell Preview of recent McCutcheon Lab paper: Genomic and Cellular Complexity from Symbiotic Simplicty Cell Link

September 2014 - Discover Magazine features a full page spread on the Speciation Microbiome Project. Gut Feeling For New Species

August 2014 - The 2014 Chancellor's Award for Research goes to Seth.

August 2014 - New pub by Jason Metcalf: Recent genome reduction of Wolbachia in Drosophila recens targets phage WO and narrows candidates for reproductive parasitism. In collaboration with John Jaenike PeerJ link

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