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.

Research -

Dr. Dustin Brisson

Dustin Brisson

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


209 Leidy Laboratory

Research Interests
Ecology and Biodiversity, Evolution, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, Microbiology Read Bio
Dr. Kim Gallagher

Kimberly Gallagher

Professor of Biology Chair of Biology


103F Lynch Laboratory

Research Interests
Cell and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Plant Biology Read Bio

Mark Goulian

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


204F Lynch Laboratory

Research Interests
Microbiology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, Computational Biology Read Bio
Photo: Dr. Andrew Santiago-Frangos

Andrew Santiago-Frangos

M. Jane Williams and Valerie Vargo Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology Assistant Professor of Biology

305 Leidy Laboratory

Research Interests
Cell and Developmental Biology, Computational Biology, Evolution, Microbiology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics Read Bio