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Stephan Schuster

Stephan Schuster

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Phone: 814-863-9278

Office: 310 Wartik Laboratory

Research interests

My group uses genomics to examine topics in the fields of evolutionary microbiology, gene regulation, population ecology and conservation biology. Our group has two main areas of CIDD-related research:

Evolutionary and comparative bacterial genomics

We generate and analyze bacterial genomes to determine the molecular mechanisms that have driven the speciation process from free-living last common ancestors to the obligatory pathogenic species that we see today.

Population genetics and conservation biology

We examine how the level of genetic diversity in a host population relates to the extinction or endangerment of species, which are often threatened by disease, and use this data to aid species conservation efforts.

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