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.
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.
Burton Lab Starting January, 2024
We study how bacteria build and maintain a healthy cell envelope and resist killing by antibiotics.
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.
We study regulatory pathways that control spore formation in the antibiotic-producing bacterial genus Streptomyces
There are 3 main foci in my laboratory: biodegradation, biofiltration, and biofilms.
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.
We study host-microbe interactions at the intersection of evolution, ecology and microbiology.
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.
We are generally interested in genomic stability and chromosome evolution, especially how these are impacted by mobile DNA elements.
We study how aquatic environments influence the ecology of bacterial communities and the evolution of bacterial populations, predominantly in estuaries and freshwater lakes.
Our work is directed to understanding how Agrobacterium tumefaciens perceives its plant hosts.