PhD, 2017, Microbiology & Biotechnology, University of Alberta, Canada
315 Life Science East
We build small bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) using genomic parts sourced from nature. We are interested in understanding the ecological and evolutionary factors – interaction with bacterial hosts, competition with other phages, and more – that shape the various parts of virus genomes. In turn, we want to understand how these parts influence the virus, their bacterial hosts, and the ecosystems they exist in. Visit our lab website at https://kirchberger-lab.okstate.edu!