RNAs: This project includes studies of RNase
P RNA, its catalytic function and associated proteins,
as well as other functional RNAs such as miRNAs.
Microbiology: Most microbes in the environment are unculturable. As
a result, these projects use non-culture-based methods
to detect organisms in environments as varied as buildings,
hot springs, anoxic microbial mats, and others.
Microbiology: These studies focus
on the microbial basis of many diseases including Crohn's
Disease, Tuberculosis, and Cystic Fibrosis.