December 2016 cover

Going with the flow. Image by Hannes Peter. Cover design by Samantha Whitham

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Hydraulic conditions result in selective taxonomic pressures determining the formation of biofilm or aggregate communities in experimental fluvial systems.

Refers to "Attached biofilms and suspended aggregates are distinct microbial lifestyles emanating from differing hydraulics" by Niederdorfer et al.

Nature Microbiology, 1: 16178 (2016)

Michael Chao

Project Manager, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

I first developed an interest in bacterial pathogenesis while at Cornell University. I then earned my PhD in Biomedical and Biological Sciences from Harvard University in Eric Rubin’s laboratory, studying cell wall remodelling in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. From 2012-2015, I continued my training as a postdoctoral fellow in Matthew Waldor’s lab at Harvard Medical School, investigating the role of DNA methylation on regulating fundamental cellular processes in Vibrio cholerae.