(Genetics, Phyogenetics, Genomics, & Proteomics)
Participate in genome projects that focus on disease and non-disease-causing organisms as well as molecular-based studies of microbial diversity in extreme environments. Explore the concept of “reverse ecology” to examine how microbial communities influence ecosystem processes. Conduct comparative phylogenetic studies of genes and genomes to define patterns of evolution that gave rise to contemporary biodiversity on the planet Earth. Learn more about how the eukaryotic cell evolved and help identify microbial groups that were ancestral to animals, plants, and fungi. Employ ribosomal RNAs to define phylogenetic relationships of cultured eukaryotic microorganisms and macroscopic forms.
Work with scientists in these laboratories at the MBL:
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