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Microbes are critical for the health of humans and animals. The microbial consituents of animals—their microbiomes—are often newly acquired during each host generation. Our lab asks how beneficial bacteria are reproducibly acquired from the environment by animal hosts. We focus on the natural Vibrio-squid system to understand the processes that underlie colonization. Both organisms may be obtained directly by environmental collection, cultured independently, and then reintroduced in the laboratory to discover and interrogate molecular communication. Studying this powerful model we are investigating signal transduction within and between colonizing partners.

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1550 Linden Drive
Microbial Sciences Building 5245

Mark Mandel, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

(608) 261-1170