Our work aims to elucidate principles of eukaryotic evolution through phylogenetic reconstruction, community sampling and analyses of genome evolution. The bulk of eukaryotic diversity is microbial, with plants, animals and fungi representing only three of some 60-200 lineages of eukaryotes. Many of these microbial lineages are understudied, yet the limited data available suggest the eukaryotic microbes challenge established principles in biology. To date, our focus has been on ciliates and under-sampled amoebae.
Congratulations to lab alumna Adena Collens for being a finalist in That’s Life Science’s Undergraduate Writing Competition! Find the article here.
A big thank you and congratulations to Mattia Greco as he moves on from his work in the Katzlab to research with the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN).
Check out Laura Katz‘s article for Science here!