Welcome to The Bordenstein Laboratory!
We have broad interests in microbial-host interactions and the relative importance of the genome vs. microbiome in animal evolution and disease, including:
- Does the aggregate genome and microbiome form a persistent evolutionary unit over time called the "hologenome"? More info...
- How often is DNA swapped between host-associated microbes? More info...
- How do animal genes regulate maternal transfer of bacterial symbionts? More info...
News & Events
May 2013 - Thanks to Popular Science for mentioning our work in "Do Parasites Get Parasites?"
April 2013 - Symbionticism blog post on The Microbiome Blurs the Lines Between Genes and Environment
March 2013 - NIH issues press release on Wolbachia and the lab's bacteriophage work, Taking the Bite Out of Vector-Borne Diseases.
March 2013 - Big congrats to "Dr." Robert Brucker, Ph.D., March 19.