Microbes rule in the Campbell Lab!
We know that microbes are the most abundant organisms on the planet and are found pretty much everywhere. However, we know very little about which microbes are present in different environments and what microbes are actually doing. Our overall goals are to understand the roles of bacteria in biogeochemical cycling of important compounds such as carbon in numerous habitats, from the deep sea and coastal ocean to the Arctic tundra. The emphasis in our lab is to use genomics and transcriptomics of microbial communities combined with measuring environmental parameters in order to understand the global and local importance of microbes.