October 28, 2018


This weekend we took a tour of the Carrie Furnace and then carved pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. The lab has a surprising amount of pumpkin carving talent!

October 19, 2018


Erik presented our lab's work on the development of antibiotic resistance at Science2018 for the kick-off session of the Center for Evolutionary Biology and Medicine (CEBaM). We also had the opportunity to attend great talks by Bonnie Bassler (Princeton) and Paul Turner (Yale).

October 7, 2018


This week, Lauren attended the IDWeek conference in San Francisco, CA. A lot of people were interested in her poster about antibiotic stewardship guidelines.

October 6, 2018


We enjoyed DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh so much last year that the lab decided to go again. This year we took at tour on classical architecture in downtown Pittsburgh.

October 3, 2018


Erik's work with David Baum on bacterial species concepts was published today in BMC Genomics.

October 2, 2018


Today it was announced that the lab won the NIH Director's New Innovator Award (DP2)! See related announcements here, here, here, and here.

September 23, 2018


We enjoyed attending our local ecology and evolution conference, TREE. There were several great talks on the evolution of antibiotic resistance, including one by our very own Ann Donnelly.