We aim to mitigate the adverse effects of human activities on ecosystems and protect the environment by exploring interactions between microbiomes and environmental factors using systems biology and ecology approaches.
We aim to improve the safety of agricultural and food systems and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases by environmental surveillance for foodborne pathogens and investigating their distribution, transmission, and adaptation.
We aim to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and reduce human exposure to it by studying the emergence, evolution, spread, and environmental impacts of AMR in environmental media (e.g., soil, water, sewage).
Recent NewsSee archive
Shannon Hepp, our first Ph.D. student, joins the lab. Welcome Shannon!
The editorial for our Research Topic: Functional Diversity of Aquatic Microorganisms and Their Roles in Water Quality is out on Front. Water!
We are recruiting! The LEAPH lab at VT has multiple research positions available. Please check this page for details!
Another new Listeria species found in our nationwide soil sampling campaign!