Mixed culture metagenomics of the microbes making sour beer

Mixed cultures create sour beers, but many brewers don't know which microbes are in their cultures. We will...

Determining where and why Catalonian amphibians are resilient to amphibian chytrid fungus

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is causing catastrophic declines in amphibians worldwide. However, its impact...

Could South Australian koalas be a disease-free insurance population?

Diseases, particularly Chlamydia and koala retrovirus, play a key role in the decline of koala populations across...

Can we grow a supply of red blood cells by differentiating stem cells to replace donor blood?

Stem cells have progressed into a common treatment for various diseases including cancers, immune disorders...

Uncovering the cryptic ecological diversity of Caribbean sponges

My project tests the hypothesis that microbiomes drive ecological differences among three new sponge species...

Are illegally-traded wildlife bringing arboviruses from the jungle to the capital of Peru?

In Peru, about 80% of the illegal trade of wildlife species commercialized in Lima come from the Peruvian Amazon...

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