Humans have evolved to live with microbes: to defend against those that harm us, and maintain those that are beneficial. Microbes too have evolved diverse metabolic activities that allow them to thrive in a wide variety of habitats and in association with all living creatures. The result of this coordinated evolution is a spectacular diversity of interactions between microbes and the world, and a diversity of ways in which microbes affect our lives. Our expanded program is designed to train students and postdoctoral fellows in the use of cutting-edge tools to investigate the microbe-animal interface and microbe contributions to human health and disease.

Now Accepting Applications-Deadline May 13, 2020!

We are currently accepting applications for this next year's grant term. We are recruiting 5 predoctoral positions and 3 postdoctoral positions. Grant duration from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Application deadline is May 13, 2020.

Seminars and Events

As part of their training grant committment, each trainee gives two presentations during their grant cycle: a journal club and a presentation of their research. These seminars take place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in room 2511 MSB.