About Us

We are a team of researchers based at UC San Diego studying

Fundamental Questions on the Ecology and Evolution of Life using Microbial Experimental Systems

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Our Research

Here's what we study at the Meyer Lab


High order biological interactions that influence the evolution of multiple species

Viral Speciation

Evolution experiments that help determine what environmental pressures impact speciation in bacteriophage lambda

Protein Novelty and Evolvability

Understanding and manipulating the molecular mechanism underlying the evolution of bacteriophage lambda to use a new receptor

Phage Therapy

Applying knowledge gained on phage-bacterial coevolution to develop more robust bacteriophage therapeutics.

Latest Publications

Strobel et al (2022)

Viral protein instability enhances host-range evolvability

Gupta et al (2022)

Leapfrog dynamics in phage-bacteria coevolution revealed by joint analysis of cross-infection phenotypes and whole genome sequencing

Borin et al (2021)

Coevolutionary phage training leads to greater bacterial suppression and delays the evolution of phage resistance