Research in the Eloe-Fadrosh group focuses on using genome-resolved metagenomic approaches to identify and characterize genomic information from uncultivated microbes and viruses. We develop computational approaches to sift through thousands of metagenomes for signatures of viruses and novel microbial lineages, and reconstruct metabolic properties encoded within those genomes. Our aim is to more fully capture microbial and viral diversity, leading to a better understanding of microbial communities and ecosystem function.
|Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, PI||Simon Roux, Research Scientist||Sean Jungbluth, Postdoctoral Fellow||Edward Kirton, Systems Analyst|
|More about Emiley.||Simon’s research interests revolve around viral diversity in the environment and the impacts of virus-host interactions on individual microbes and on ecosystems. His work includes the development of bioinformatics tools for viral datasets, the analysis and meta-analysis of viral genomes assembled from metagenomes, and the design of new approaches to investigate virus-host interactions in nature.||Sean is exploring the phylogenomic diversity of novel microbial lineages with the goal of uncovering major taxonomic “blind spots” in the tree of life.|
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