Bacteria often live in groups, called biofilms, where they cooperate and compete with each other using a broad spectrum of interactive behaviors. These interactions are central to how bacteria evolve, and how they impact the world around them. We use tools from ecology, evolution, microscopy, and molecular biology to understand the cell-scale mechanisms and biofilm-scale consequences of bacterial social interaction.
New paper out with close ties to experimental work with colleagues at the Max Planck Institute. Very proud of this group effort with Matt Simmons, Prof Knut Drescher, and Prof Vanni Bucci.
Very excited and proud to see this paper in press, jointly led with Prof Knut Drescher, with amazing work from colleagues Lucia Vidakovic, Praveen Singh, and Raimo Hartmann.
With great friends and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute: Praveen Singh, Sabina Bartolomej, Raimo Hartmann, Hannah Jeckel, Lucia Vidakovic, and Prof. Knut Drescher
Informally getting started in Fall 2017 – officially opening in January, 2018