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Role: Potential Postdoc Mentor

  1. Courtney Murdock

    Courtney Murdock

    A main driver of vector-borne disease transmission is the ecology of the insect vector. Changes in climate and land use alter ecological relationships insect vectors have with their hosts and pathogens, resulting in shifts in transmission. The research in the Murdock lab applies ecological and[...]
  2. Andrew Moeller, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

    Andrew Moeller

    We are studying the evolution of hots-microbe relationships. Our current work focuses on vertebrates’ co-evolutionary histories with microorganisms through a combination of -omics approaches, gnobiotic experiments, and field studies.
  3. Gillian Turgeon, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

    Gillian Turgeon

    The Turgeon lab works on mechanisms of fungal virulence to plants with particular emphasis on the roles of fungal secondary metabolites, iron and oxidative stress. Classical genetic, molecular genetic, and genomic approaches are used.
  4. Jeongmin Song, Microbiology and Immunology

    Jeongmin Song

    The unifying themes of my ongoing research program are seeking to understand the underlying mechanisms that control the pathogenesis and disease associated with bacterial infections, as well as developing control strategies for the bacteria or its associated disease. The main focus for the past years[...]
  5. Angela Poole, Nutritional Sciences

    Angela Poole

    We are interested in understanding the interactions between nutrition, host factors, and oral and gut microbiomes and the resulting effects on host physiology. This knowledge will help us determine how we can perturb the microbiome to alleviate and prevent metabolic disorders such as obesity and[...]
  6. Teresa Pawlowska, Plant Pathoogy and Plant-Microbe Biology

    Teresa Pawlowska

    The Pawlowska lab studies the mechanisms underlying interactions between fungi and bacteria.  We are interested in both, mutualisms and antagonisms.  In mutualistic interactions, we want to discover novel mechanisms that stabilize these symbioses over evolutionary time.  In antagonisms, we explore defense mechanisms that protect fungi from bacterial[...]
  7. John Parker, Microbiology and Immunology

    John Parker

    The Parker lab uses the mammalian orthoreovirus model system and other human viruses to study virus-host interactions at the molecular and cellular level. Current projects are focused on the mechanisms viruses use to overcome translational repression and optimize translation of viral mRNAs, as well as[...]
  8. Corrie Moreau, Entomology, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

    Corrie Moreau

    The Moreau lab focuses on the symbiotic factors that drive speciation, adaptation, and evolutionary diversification. Much of the research in the lab focuses on the potential co-evolution of ants and the gut-associated bacteria to understand the diversity and putative function of host-associated microbes. Combined with[...]
  9. Cynthia Leifer, Immunology

    Cynthia Leifer

    The Leifer lab investigates how the immune system detects and initiates inflammatory responses to microbes. We focus on innate immune macrophages and the regulatory mechanisms that control inflammation through Toll-like receptors (TLRs).
  10. Elizabeth Johnson, Nutritional Sciences

    Elizabeth Johnson

    Our lab is interested in understanding mechanisms of lipid dependent host-microbe interactions and how these interactions influence human health. We use techniques in high-throughput sequencing, mass spectrometry based lipidomics, and general molecular biology to address these topics.