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