Molecular Biology Butler Seminar September 23rd, 2020 - Rachel Dutton UCSD
“Uncovering the biology within microbiomes using cheese”
Abstract: Work in the Dutton lab leverages the experimental tractability of our model system, cheese, to discover the biological processes within microbiomes. Our studies focus primarily on dissecting the interactions between species within a microbiome, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. We employ a wide range of top-down and bottom-up approaches, from metagenomics to genetics, to characterize microbial life within communities.