We STUDY bacteria: the good, the bad, and sometimes the generally unheard of.

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The Johnston Lab is an interdisciplinary team of microbiologists, synthetic microbiologists, bioinformaticians and engineers.
wE FOCUS ON MICROBIAL EPIGENETICS AND THE APPLICATION OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY APPROACHES TO UNDERSTAND AND ENGINEER THE HUMAN MICROBIOTA.
Using cutting edge technologies and methodologies, we seek to gain a deeper functional understanding of what THESE bacteria are doing and how they are doing it.
We then use that information to create novel therapeutics and engineer the next generation of microbe-based technologies for application in human medicine, synthetic biology and bioengineering.