WHAT WE DO
We are an interdisciplinary group focused on developing and using ultrahigh-throughput experimental approaches to study complex biological systems.
Our primary technology platform is droplet microfluidics – using microfluidic channels to manipulate tiny droplets, we can conduct massive numbers of cellular/molecular assays using far less reagents and at rates far exceeding that of any pipetting robots or armies of undergrads.
Our primary biological system is the human gut microbiome, which contains hundreds of interacting microbial species in a dense microbial ecosystem (like a microbial rainforest). We seek to understand and manipulate key microbes that have been found to have significant impacts on human health.