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Molecular evolution of host-microbe interactions

Animals and bacteria encode a variety of molecules to sense, manipulate, and defend against each other. These exchanges can mean the difference between peaceful coexistence and deadly infection, contributing to episodes of rapid adaptation in host and microbial populations. The Barber lab uses a combination of genetics and molecular experimentation to study the evolution of bacterial-host interactions relevant to human infectious disease. Click here to learn more.

We are affiliated with the Institute of Ecology & Evolution and the Department of Biology at the University of Oregon.

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