Uncovering the rules of microbial colonization within the microbiome

Using high-throughput culturing, computation, and experiments-- and the lens of evolution

There is an enormous potential for bacterial evolution within your body

The bacteria that colonize humans during health change within us, driven by adaptive evolution. The Lieberman Lab reconstructs within-person evolutionary histories to better understand bacterial behavior within the microbiome, models the impact of within-person evolution on community structure and host health (through experiments and computation), and uses these insights to improve the development of microbiome-based therapies. Click here for more details.