The impact of recombination on Microbial species

Louis-Marie Bobay, Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina-Greensboro

The Bobay Lab focuses on the evolution of microbial genomes and populations. We apply and develop computational approaches to elucidate the forces that shape the architecture and gene repertoire of microbial genomes. We are particularly interested in understanding the impact of population dynamics on microbial evolution. We are working on the evolution of gene flow across bacterial populations and on the processes leading to microbial speciation.