Microbes drive most ecosystems on Earth, but they often do so under constraints imposed by the viruses that infect them. We develop the datasets and the experimental and informatics approaches needed to “see” viruses in the oceans, soils, extreme environments, and humans. With this information, we better understand how these ecosystems work and how viruses might be used to engineer solutions to combat nuisance microbes.
We are part of a broader group of OSU faculty studying microbial communities in diverse natural systems, read more about these microbiome researchers and our new Center of Microbiome Science here.
Visit the home page for each research area (links below) to learn more.
Biome Focus Areas
Bench Methods and Bioinformatics
Meet the Sullivan Lab, visit our people page!
Lab happy hour with the Wizard of Flow Cytometry, Ger van den Engh – 2023 edition. Left to right: Courtney, Matt, Kim, Ami, Ger, Alfonso, Emily and Rokaiya.
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