Research - Microbiology

Microbes play a critical role in health, the environment, agriculture, biotechnology, and basic science. New technologies in high throughput sequencing and imaging are revolutionizing the field, pushing the frontiers of the discipline in directions that would have been inconceivable even a few years ago. The vast diversity of microbes inhabiting the planet remains almost entirely unexplored, promising an exciting future for this field. Microbiology research in the Biology Department includes programs on all three domains of life and spans ecology, evolution, pathogenesis, systems biology, physiology, cell biology, and genetics.

Katie Barott

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Dustin Brisson

Associate Professor of Biology Director - Evolution and Ecology of Disease Systems Laboratory, Director - Biology Master's Program


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Mark Goulian

Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences


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Mecky Pohlschröder

Professor of Biology and Undergraduate Chair in Biology


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Dr. David Roos

David S. Roos

E. Otis Kendall Professor of Biology


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