Gautam Dantas, Ph.D.

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D.

The Dantas Lab works at the interface of microbial genomics, ecology, synthetic biology, and systems biology, to understand, harness, and engineer the biochemical processing potential of microbial communities. 

Associate Professor
Pathology and Immunology
Laboratory and Genomic Medicine

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program
Computational and Systems Biology Program
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program

  • anibiotic resistance, synthetic biology, bioenergy, human microbiome, metagenomics, microbial ecology and biodiversity

  • The Dantas Lab works at the interface of microbial genomics, ecology, synthetic biology, and systems biology, to understand, harness, and engineer the biochemical processing potential of microbial communities. We take a quantitative ecological perspective in our study of diverse microbial communities, with a focus on human associated microbiota and interconnected environmental habitats. Accordingly, one of our major goals is to understand and quantitatively predict the effects of anthropogenic interventions (e.g. antibiotics) on microbial community composition and function.

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