Microbes are both vital and problematic. Without them our world couldn't exist, but some cause us monumental grief. Understanding microbes helps us manage our environment, stay healthy and look after our crops, livestock and food supplies. Genetic tools have given us powerful means to understand these invisible organisms that impact our lives in myriad ways.
Microbial and developmental genetics
Malaria biology and host-vector interactions
Malaria and endosymbiosis
Marine ecology and evolution
Marine genomics and microbiology
Plant, soil and microbe interactions
Plant root system discovery and application to human and environmental challenges