Faculty Members in Microbial Diversity
Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.
Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.
Molecular genetics of sexual development in green algae, focusing on gene regulatory networks and cell wall assembly; Phylogenomics study of developmental mechanisms for the evolution of land plants from their green algal ancestors; Genetic engineering of algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.
|Laura Wegener Parfrey||
Eukaryotic microbial ecology in coastal environments; Eukaryotes in the microbiome.
The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.