Uri Gophna


Broadly, our research interests revolve around two related topics: 1. The role of lateral (horizontal) gene transfer in the evolution of microorganisms and 2. The study of host-microbe interactions, with particular focus on the human gut microbiome in health and disease. We are interested in fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution: What are the factors that drive or limit gene flow between prokaryotic species? How were the first eukaryotes formed? How does host specificity evolve? Which forces shape the population structure of microbial communities in the mammalian microbiota? Which microbial species can cause chronic diseases?

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