Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, M.D.
|Title||Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics (EXT)|
|Institution||Children's Hospital Boston|
House Staff Lounge Pavilion Lobby
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Boston MA 02115
Available: 07/01/11, Expires: 07/01/14
The human intestine harbors trillions of microbes and is one of the most complex ecosystems on the planet. We know very little about these microbes, predominantly bacteria, let alone the interactions that these bacteria with each other and the host that they inhabit. Your project would be to apply ecologic and evolutionary theory, especially that of social evolution, with the tools of bacterial genetics to better understand this environment which is increasingly emerging as critical to human health.
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