Expertise

My research group has an interest in three primary areas:

  1. Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Assemblages.
  2. Biological control of disease using beneficial microorganisms.
  3. Pathogenesis and control of virulent Aeromonas hydrophila

The Liles laboratory conducts research at the intersection of environmental and clinical microbiology.

Research Projects in the Liles Laboratory:

  • Our research group works at the intersection of environmental and clinical microbiology. We are using a combination of modern molecular biological tools and classic microbiological techniques to 1) Discover novel antibiotic compounds produced by environmental microorganisms, 2) Identify and characterize biological control agents to control disease, and 3) Study the complex microbial communities in natural environments and their response to environmental factors.

 


Subject Area:

  • Host-Microbial Interactions Core.
Communities
Marine Biology, Fishing, Fisheries Science, Plant Pathology, Biological Science, Entomology, Ocean Sciences
Degrees
PhD, Northwestern University, Microbiology, 1998
BS, Tulane University, Biology , 1991
Keywords
soil sciences cancer or carcinogenesis gene transfer biological diversity microbial ecology microbiology phylogenetics evolutionary biology molecular genetics biological modeling microbial processes biogeochemistry dna sequencing industrial microbiology molecular microbiology molecular virology
Associations
American Society for Microbiology