Martin Wu

Wu, Martin

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Biology

Contact Information

Telephone: 4-4518

Research Disciplines

Bioinformatics and Genomics, Computational Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology

Research Interests

Research: microbial evolution and ecology, microbial genomics, metagenomics, bioinformatics, phylogenomics, endosymbionts

Research Description

We are interested in studying how microbes evolve, adapt and diversify at the molecular, organismal and community levels. To gain insights into the fundamental mechanisms underlying these processes, we use an interdisciplinary approach that draws upon the fields of genomics, evolutionary biology, computational biology, and ecology. In particular, a large portion of our work will employ phylogenomics -- the synergistic integration of evolutionary and genomic analyses -- to investigate these questions.

Selected Publications