PhD, 2006, Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma
225A Venture 1
Our lab is interested in exploring the metabolic diversities in single cell genomes of not-yet cultured Bacteria and Archaea. We analyze single-amplified-genomes (SAGs) of candidate phyla including the candidate bacterial phyla WS3 "Latescibacteria," and WWE1 "Cloacimonetes," and the candidate archaeal superphylum DPANN. We are also interested in studying the evolutionary history of the Neocallimastigomycota, the fungal phylum of the anaerobic gut fungi (AGF). Currently, we are conducting a pan genomic survey of all 6 known AGF genera, and utilizing the data for an extensive phylogenomic analysis of this phylum, especially for resolving the evolutionary history of Neocallimastigomycota within the fungal tree of life.
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