Project Director: Chris Remien
Project Team: Benjamin Ridenhour, Janet Williams, Mark McGuire
The human body is host to a myriad of microbial communities, many of which are thought to perform tasks critical to maintaining health and avoiding disease. Understanding how microbes interact with each other and their environment is critical to the longer-term goals of manipulating microbiomes to promote health, designing synthetic microbial communities to perform tasks, and inferring stability to assess risk. This research will provide a critical step in enhancing our ability to infer interactions governing the population dynamics of constituent members of microbiomes over time.