Systems microbiology and evolution

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I am interested in the physiological and eco-evolutionary processes underlying the generation and maintenance of microbial biodiversity. I develop and apply computational and experimental tools to identify functional and evolutionary mechanisms shapinig bacterial genomes, network structures and metabolic traits. My research is based on the idea that comparative and evolutionary biology are powerful tools to uncover general biological mechanisms from genomic and phenotypic data. My ultimate goal is to enable applied microbiology solutions in therapeutic, industrial and environmental settings. I am currently an associate research scientist in the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University.

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