Knight Lab, University of California

Exploration of environmental and host-associated microbiota relies on robust, high-throughput molecular and microbiological techniques to produce high-quality reproducible data. To support our projects, there are on-going development efforts to establish

Microbes are the most diverse and abundant entities on Earth, and they are critical to ecological and biogeochemical processes such as decomposition, plant growth, and nutrient cycling. They also have

Like humans, animals are hosts to vast microbial communities. Describing animal-associated microbiota allows us to detect similarities and differences to the human-associated microbiota which facilitates a better understanding of human