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Model Organisms

Our choice of model organisms is dictated by the biological question being investigated.  Accordingly, research in our laboratory is conducted on a slew of model organisms including halophilic archaea, hypersaline algae, oceanic diatoms, methanogens, hyperthermophiles, sulfur metabolizing organisms, yeast, mouse and human.  While we are experts in the biology of many of these organisms, for those outside our forte we have established collaborations with domain experts who have deep understanding of the biology of the organism and the characteristics of the environments in which they live.