The central focus of the Peters lab is microbial evolution with mobile genetic elements. We are interested in how highly evolved mobile elements contribute to evolving new functions with a strong focus on emerging pathogens and antibiotic resistance. We use a combination of tools, but primarily bioinformatics, molecular genetics, and biochemistry.
Roles: Faculty Investigator
Research Areas: Bacteria, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes, Viruses