Our laboratory is part of the Microbial Sciences Institute and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. Our work lies at the interface between systems biology and microbial community ecology and evolution. Our lab is largely interested in predicting (1) How microbes will evolve in a given, known environment, and (2) What microbial communities will assemble in a given, known environment. To that end, we are particularly interested in understanding how the molecules microbes secrete to the environment, such as nutrients, toxins, etc., mediate community assembly and evolution.
NEWS AND CONFERENCES
Our lab members will be giving seminars and presentations at the following venues:
Alvaro will give the Biological Sciences Department Seminar at Dartmouth on May 24 2019
Alvaro will give an invited talk at the 2019 ASM Microbe meeting in San Francisco in June.
2019 GRC in Microbial Population Biology in July 8-12 at Andover NH [Who: Talk by Alvaro, posters by Alicia, Sylvie, Djordje and Jean]
Alvaro will give the UBC Zoology Department Seminar in September 25 2019.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
On the deformability of an empirical fitness landscape by microbial evolution. Djordje Bajic*, Jean C.C. Vila*, Zachary D. Blount and Alvaro Sanchez (2018) PNAS
Emergent simplicity in microbial community assembly. Joshua Goldford*, Nanxi Lu*, Djordje Bajic, Sylvie Estrela, Mikhail Tikhonov, Alicia Sanchez-Gorostiaga, Daniel Segre, Pankaj Mehta, and Alvaro Sanchez (2018) Science
High-order interactions dominate the functional landscape of microbial consortia
Alicia Sanchez-Gorostiaga*, Djordje Bajic*, Melisa Osborne, Juan F. Poyatos and Alaro Sanchez (2018) BioRxiv
Cooperators trade off ecological resilience and evolutionary stability in public goods games
Joseph Rauch, Jane Kondev and Alvaro Sanchez (2017) Journal of the Royal Society Interface