The Faculty


High-resolution, genome-resolved microbial 'omics






Research Interests

In our lab we combine our expertise and interst in microbiology ancomputation to investigate the diversity and functioning of naturally occurring microbial communities in environments ranging from the human gastrointestinal tract and oral cavity, to sewages, oceans, and soils. We develop software platforms and algorithms to make sense of high-throughput sequencing data for marker genes, metagenomes, and metatranscriptomes that open windows to microbial life styles We believe in interdisciplinary, hypothesis-driven, open, and collaborative science, and we strive to identify the best computational and experimental practices to investigate mechanisms by which microbes interact with their surroundings, evolve, disperse, and initiate and/or adapt to environmental change.

BPHYS Student

Alon Shaiber