My research is focused on applying shotgun metagenomics and metatranscriptomics in identifying the evolutionary divergences and convergences in the metabolism of host-associated bacteria (i.e., pathogens/symbionts) and their free-living relatives. I'm also using such 'omics'-based approaches for the identification of pathogens in clinical scenarios. I'm additionally interested in exploiting metabolic reconstructions from 'omics' as well as cultivation-based techniques to shed light on bacterial physiology in clinical and non-clinical environments.
Research Interests Keywords
Microbial metagenomics & metatranscriptomics