The Dean Lab uses the power of molecular biology and biochemistry to predict evolution and to investigate the deep past, finding a way to make the study of historical adaptation an "experimental science".
The Denison Lab works with cooperation, primarily with rhizobia. Subjects include sanctions and the neglected rhizobia life cycle.
The Harcombe Lab combines computations and empirical approaches to investigate microbial evolution and coevolution.
We investigate big evolutionary ideas with little organisms using experimental evolution. Our current focus is on multicellularity and evolutionary reversibility.