Modelling the Environmental Microbiome

We are currently working with the Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) in water and commerce to characterize the ballast microbiome and determine what role ship ballasts play in coastal diseases such as cholera. In our lab, we have an interest in modelling the environmental microbiome for both pollutant bioremediation and human health applications.  

Dr. Gunsch directs an interdisciplinary program, Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM), to bring together scientists from different disciplines interested in microbiomes.  Graduate students will engage in cross training to transcend communication barriers between disciplines and promote team science.