Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Can we structure the microbiome of Arabidopsis thaliana?"

Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Joy Bergelson, University of Chicago

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Joy Bergelson is the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Her research is focused on interactions between the host plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, and the community of bacteria that inhabit it. Her lab is interested in understanding how the ecology of these interactions shapes evolutionary trajectories, and how evolutionary change in turn impacts ecology. Her studies combine molecular evolutionary investigations with functional genomics under natural field conditions, and in that sense are broadly interdisciplinary.