Research

f1lzcmCBTZ2WZkx50QS6ig.jpg

Woodland Salamander Microbiomes

Our microbial metagenomics research focuses on evaluating genetic basis of important host-associated microbiome phenotypes (e.g., anti-pathogen metabolite and tetrodotoxin production).

fullsizeoutput_1543.jpeg

Amphibian Immunogenetics

We are interested in evaluating co-evolutionary associations between hosts and pathogens through changes in immunogenetics. In addition, part of our research explores the influence of host immunogenetics (i.e., MHC genes) on skin microbial community composition.

YJK+2xoTSj+t8sJ1eKdyRg.jpg

Microbiome- Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Interactions

A lot of research has explored the inhibition of chytrid growth by amphibian skin pathogens; however, there is a lack of knowledge regarding pathogen effects on skin symbionts. We explore possible co-evolutionary interactions between fungal pathogens and host-associated microbiomes.

DU_BY_logo_Blue_New_06_2017_.png

Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

School of Health and Natural Sciences

Dominican University of California

155 Palm Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

© 2023 by OHG lab. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon