For an up-to-date list, including links, please see Tami’s Google Scholar page.

* co-first authors         + co-corresponding authors

Featured papers initiated post 2018

Arolyn Conwill, Anne C. Kuan, Ravalika Damerla, Alexandra J. Poret, Jacob S. Baker, A. Delphine Tripp, Eric J. Alm, Tami D. Lieberman (2021). “Anatomy promotes neutral coexistence of strains in the human skin microbiome”, bioRxiv, doi:

Sameer Gupta, Alexandra J Poret, David Hashemi, Amarachi Eseonu, H Yu Sherry, Jonathon D’Gama, Victor A Neel, Tami D Lieberman (2022). “Cutaneous surgical wounds have distinct microbiomes from intact skin”, medRxiv, doi:

Felix M. Key, Veda D. Khadka, Carolina Romo-González, Kimbria J. Blake, Liwen Deng, Tucker C. Lynn, Jean C. Lee, Isaac M. Chiu, Maria Teresa García-Romero, Tami D. Lieberman (2021). “On-person adaptive evolution of Staphylococcus aureus during treatment for atopic dermatitis”, bioRxiv, doi:

V. D. Khadka, F. M. Key, C. Romo-González, A. Martínez-Gayosso, B. L. Campos-Cabrera, A. Gerónimo-Gallegos, T. C. Lynn, C. Durán-Mckinster, R. Coria-Jiménez, T. D. Lieberman+, M. T. Garcia-Romero+. (2021) “The Skin Microbiome of Patients With Atopic Dermatitis Normalizes Gradually During Treatment” Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, doi:

J. E. Lemieux, K. J. Siddle, B. M. Shaw, C. Loreth, S. F. Schaffner, ….., T. D. Lieberman, ….., B. L. MacInnis. (2020) “Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Boston highlights the impact of superspreading events” Science , doi: doi: 10.1126/science.abe3261

M. Poyet, M. Groussin, S. M. Gibbons, J. Avila-Pacheco, X. Jiang, ….., T. D. Lieberman, ….., R. J. Xavier & E. J. Alm (2019). “A library of human gut bacterial isolates paired with longitudinal multiomics data enables mechanistic microbiome research” Nature Medicine, doi:

Zhao S*, Lieberman TD*+, Poyet M, Groussin M, Gibbons SM, Xavier RJ, Alm EJ+ (2019).  “Adaptive evolution within gut microbiomes of healthy people” Cell Host and Microbe, doi:


Chung HC, Lieberman TD, Vargas S, Flett KB, McAdam AJ, Priebe GP, Kishony R. (2017). “Global and local selection acting on the pathogen Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in the human lung.” Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms14078.

Stone LK, Baym M, Lieberman TD, Chait R, Clardy C, Kishony R. (2016). “Compounds that select against the tetracycline resistance efflux pump.” Nature Chemical Biology, doi: 10.1038/nchembio.2176.

Wang KK, Stone LK, Lieberman TD, Shavit M, Baasov T and Kishony R. (2016). “A hybrid drug limits resistance by evading the action of the multiple antibiotic resistance pathway.” Molecular Biology and Evolution, doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv243.

Kim S, Lieberman TD, Kishony R. (2014) “Alternating antibiotic treatments constrain evolutionary paths to multi-drug resistance.” PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1409800111.

Wintermute EH, Lieberman TD, Silver PA. (2013). “An objective function exploiting suboptimal solutions in metabolic networks.” BMC Systems Biology, doi: 10.1186/1752– 0509-7-98.

Skurnik D, Davis MR Jr., Benedett D, Moravec KL, Cywes-Bentley C, Roux D, Traficante DC, Walsh RL, Maira-Litràn T, Cassidy SK, Hermos CR, Martin TR, Thakkallapalli EL, Vargas SO, McAdam AJ, Lieberman TD, Kishony R, LiPuma JJ, Pier GB, Goldberg JB, Priebe, GP. (2012). “Targeting pan-resistant bacteria with antibodies to a broadly conserved surface polysaccharide expressed during infection.” Journal of Infectious Diseases, doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis254.

Agapakis CM, Niederholtmeyer H, Noche RR, Lieberman TD, Megason SG, Way JC, Silver PA. (2011). “Towards a Synthetic Chloroplast.” PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018877.