Our research explores the impact of host behavior and nutritional needs on the evolution of intestinal symbionts. Current projects include the study of signals that coordinate the physiology and development of intestinal bacteria with the feeding activity of their host. We are also interested in the roles microbes play in providing nutritionally important organic molecules to herbivorous hosts.
Title: Professor, CALS Associate Dean
Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential MFF (REU) Host
Research Areas: Animal Hosts, Bacteria, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Microbiota and Microbiomes
Profile URL: https://micro.cornell.edu/people/esther-angert/