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Evolution of Symbiosis

The Moeller Lab studies the evolution of symbiosis between animals and microorganisms. Our current work focuses on vertebrates’ co-evolutionary histories with bacteria through a combination of -omics approaches, gnotobiotic and microbiology experiments, and natural history. We are recruiting highly motivated and independent postdoctoral candidates with training in genomics, population genetics, microbiology, immunology, or related fields. Candidates interested in the genetic basis of microbial adaptation to host immune systems, the modes and genetics of microbial transmission within and among host lineages, the genetic basis of host adaptation to microorganisms, or other topics pertaining to the evolutionary causes and consequences of host-microbe relationships are particularly encouraged to apply.