Communities

Microbial communities govern the cycling of the elements and the health and productivity of the planet.

However, communities lack any form of centralized regulatory system to coordinate the integration of metabolic functions. Instead, they self-organize through processes that are largely unknown yet lead to reproducible and robust behavior.

Over the last few years, work done within PriME has revealed some of the key processes that govern the assembly and function of microbial communities, especially those that assemble around hotspots of organic matter in the ocean.

Researchers

Mary Ann Moran

PI

University of Georgia
Moran Lab

Victoria J Orphan

PI

Caltech
Orphan Lab

Astrid Stubbusch

Researcher

ETH Zurich
Ackermann Lab

Yamini Jangir

Postdoc

Caltech
Orphan Lab

Rachel Gregor

Postdoc

MIT
Cordero Lab

Michael Daniels

PhD student

ETH Zurich
Ackermann Lab

Terry Hwa

PI

UC San Diego
Hwa Lab

Sammy Pontrelli

Postdoc

ETH Zurich
Sauer Lab

Noelle A. Held

Postdoc

ETH Zurich
Ackermann Lab

Sivan Pearl

Postdoc

MIT
Gore Lab

Matti Gralka

Postdoc

MIT
Cordero Lab

Shaul Pollak

Postdoc

MIT
Cordero Lab

William Bloxham

PhD Student

MIT
Gore Lab

Kapil Amarnath

Postdoc

UC San Diego
Hwa Lab

Glen D’Souza

Postdoc

ETH Zurich
Ackermann Lab

Sebastian Bonhoeffer

PI

ETH Zurich
Bonhoeffer Lab

Jeff Gore

PI

MIT
Gore Lab

Otto Cordero

PI

MIT
Cordero Lab