New paper by Eric Bruger shows how beneficial mutations can affect the ability for multiple metabolic pathways to coexist

Congrats to Eric Bruger and his coauthors for his new paper in Genome Biology and Evolution that built upon our old work on epistatic interactions between beneficial mutations (Chou et al., 2011. Science) to show that beneficial mutations can also be key in how new…

New paper describing the formaldehyde sensor EfgA is out in PLOS Biology, and two more from Jannell Bazurto expanding upon its role

After a long period of work and many contributions from collaborators and many people within the lab our discovery of the formaldehyde sensor EfgA came out in a paper in PLOS Biology. This work, led by Jannell Bazurto (now faculty at University of Minnesota) and…

Belated congrats to Josh Michener on his DOE Early Career Award

I just realized that I never posted the great news from last year that Josh Michener, a former postdoc, won a DOE Early Career Award. This supports his lab’s work at ORNL on “Systems Metabolic Engineering of Novosphingobium aromaticivorans for Lignin Valorization.” Congratulations on the distinction, as…