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Epulopiscium spp. are the largest known heterotrophic bacteria. Individual, cigar-shaped cells can reach lengths in excess of 600 µm; large enough to be seen with the naked eye.

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We use genomic and molecular tools to examine microbial diversity in soils. We seek to understand the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that regulate microbial diversity and its impacts on soil processes.

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We study how bacteria build and maintain a healthy cell envelope and resist killing by antibiotics.

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The Feaga lab started at Cornell University in October of 2020. We use a variety of approaches (genetics, biochemistry, NGS) to study how bacteria maintain protein synthesis under stress.

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There are 3 main foci in my laboratory: biodegradation, biofiltration, and biofilms.

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Our laboratory studies Bacillus subtilis, a Gram-positive soil bacterium and genetic model system. We are interested in the global patterns of transcriptional control and the mechanisms of the corresponding regulatory proteins and pathways.

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We study host-microbe interactions at the intersection of evolution, ecology and microbiology.

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Team Aquatic Virus was formed in 2009 in the Department of Microbiology at Cornell. The lab’s research focus is broadly on aquatic microbiology, with several research themes: aquatic virology, marine diseases, and microbial biogeochemistry as a driver of metazoan ecology.

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We are generally interested in genomic stability and chromosome evolution, especially how these are impacted by mobile DNA elements.

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We study how aquatic environments influence the ecology of bacterial communities and the evolution of bacterial populations, predominantly in estuaries and freshwater lakes.

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Our work is directed to understanding how Agrobacterium tumefaciens perceives its plant hosts.