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We are fascinated by how evolution shapes the interactions at the molecular and single-cell scale to give rise to collective behaviors at the population scale.

By using an interdisciplinary approach rooted in experimental microbiology, statistical physics and population genetics, we strive to uncover the fundamental principles behind these phenomena.


May 2022: Celebrating Shash's and Peter's part III project completion. From left to right: Nikhil, Alberto, Shash, Peter, Michael, Temur, Diana, Charlie.


  • August 14th, 2023
    We are recruiting a talented and enthusiastic postdoc to work on phage evolution in complex environments. Click here to apply!

  • August 13th, 2023
    Check out Nikhil's new pre-print on how motile cells use the liquid channels underneath the wrinkles in B. subtilis biofilms to teleport themselves at the expansion edge.

  • November 22nd, 2022
    We are really excited for having been awarded an ERC Starting Grant! EvoPhage will start soon, so stay tuned for new openings in our lab to study phage-bacteria ecology and evolution.

  • October 19th, 2022
    Our lab is in exponential growth! We welcome new postdoc Abhirup Mokherjee, new PhD students Aaron Smith and Hassan Alam, new part III Physics students Kirke Joamets, Joe Knight, and Zhisong Liu, and new part III Sytems Biology students Gil Krikler and Pannaree Boonyuen.

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