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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

December 2014 - Wolbachia, DNA Methylation, and Cytoplasmic Incompatibility. 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 my be an untapped source of antibacterial drugs. Vanderbilt Research News

November 2014 - New publication at eLife: Anitbacterial Gene Transfer Across The Tree of Life by Jason Metcalf et al. eLife link | eLife Insight | In collaboration with Reysenbach Lab

October 2014 - Friends With Social Benefits: Host-microbe Interactions As A Driver of Brain Evolution and Development | In collaboration with John Cryan and Co. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

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