Some on the projects that are currently underway in the laboratory investigate:
1. The causes and consequences of genome reduction in bacterial pathogens
2. The role of non-coding RNAs in bacterial genome evolution
3. The origins of new genes and functional complexity
4. The microbial community diversity residing in great ape hosts
Affiliated Research Units
Now that you've used EUREKA to identify a faculty member whose research interests match your own, read about getting involved in research at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Office of Undergraduate Research recommends that you attend an info session before contacting faculty members about research opportunities. We'll cover the steps to getting involved, tips for contacting faculty, funding possibilities, and options for course credit.
If you aren't able to attend an info session, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research to schedule an appointment with an advisor.