March 2, 2018


Erik visits the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to present his work on gene flow among bacterial species at the Supercomputing and Life Sciences Symposium.

February 1, 2018


We are excited to announce that Caroline Birer has joined our team! Caroline recently completed her PhD in natural products chemistry and molecular ecology at the University of French Guiana. In the Wright lab, Caroline will be working on understanding the language of intercellular communication among members of the microbiome.

January 26, 2018


Erik presented on his work on deriving the distribution of descendants at Florida State University's Ecology and Evolution Seminar.

January 12, 2018


Erik posted a new pre-print on bioRxiv about his work on using lineage barcoding to measure the distribution of descendants arising from individual bacteria.

November 19, 2017


This weekend we put our teamwork to use in breaking out of an escape room in Pittsburgh. The challenge was to figure out how to clone a fellow scientist. We broke the local record by completing the puzzle 20 minutes early (Nick got cloned!).

November 15, 2017


We are excited to announce that Lauren Rost has joined our team as the first PhD student! Lauren is part of the doctoral training program in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Pitt. Her research involves mining electronic health records to learn about the impact of antibiotic resistance on the healthcare system (and vise-versa).

October 19, 2017


The Wright lab was recently featured in the Department's newsletter: Informatics Today. Check it out here.