Mass die-offs of marine birds and mammals in Peru sound the alarm on the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) viruses throughout South America
MAP2B is a metagenomic profiler that works differently from universal marker or whole genome-based methods for deciphering whole metagenome sequencing, which can significantly remove false identifications and generate highly accurate taxonomic profiling results.
Correlations hint at connections between host traits and groups of bacteria from the gut microbiota, but the underlying mechanisms are often hard to figure out. We explored the biology of understudied gut bacteria from the genus Turicibacter and identified one way they are linked to host lipids.
The story behind our mathematical modeling study which took a deep dive into different assays for measuring the latent HIV reservoir, the barrier to cure.
Birth of a pathogen: The emergence of Kingella kingae virulence from the acquisition, co-option, and duplication of toxin-associated genes.
In our most recent paper, we explore the evolutionary history of the pediatric pathogen, Kingella kingae.
Epistatic interactions between the high pathogenicity island and other iron uptake systems shape Escherichia coli extra-intestinal virulence