Our lab studies the roles of microbes in animal behavior and physiology, using simple insect systems (flies and midges). We integrate multi-omics and molecular genetics approaches to identify the effectors and mechanisms underlying microbial impacts on host feeding, development, and nutrition.
Particularly, we are interested in the following questions:
1) How do variations of the microbiota impact host behavioral and physiological outcomes?
2) How do host-microbial metabolic conflicts contribute to host pathology?
3) How do early-life environmental conditions affect microbiota maturation and later-life health?
Adam CN Wong
Department of Entomology and Nematology
UF Genetics Institute
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
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