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Joe Peters

Joseph Peters, Microbiology

The Peters lab studies microbial evolution via mobile genetic elements. We are interested in how mobile elements evolve new functions within host-associated bacteria. Students in the lab will develop skills in bioinformatics, molecular genetics, and biochemistry. An example student project is using sequencing data to characterize insertion sites of a transposon across a bacterial genome.

Title: Professor

Department: Microbiology

Roles: Faculty, Potential MFF (REU) Host, Potential Undergraduate Mentor

Research Areas: Bacteria, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes, Viruses