We study microbial physiology: how microbes extract resources and energy from their environment to grow and how they decide what gene products to use when to make this happen. We also dabble in microbial ecology, trying to understand patterns of microbial distribution and function in the environment. Our goal is to understand a bit more about how information encoded within genomes is expressed to make living cells and whether or not we can use microbes to solve problems. We use a suite of techniques ranging from classical microbial cultivation to cutting edge 'omics technologies to pursue these goals. We've been fortunate to be supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and the Keck Foundation. Have a look around the site to learn more about us and our work.
Phone: (302) 831-3404