Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 14, 2018: Jeff was featured on the MIT webpage!

May 1, 2018: Natalie Angier at the NY Times wrote "A Population That Pollutes Itself Into Extinction (and It’s Not Us)" about Christoph and Jonas's recent paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution!

Spring 2017: It was a big year for the postdocs in the group:
  • Nicole Vega has accepted a faculty position at Emory University
  • Alfonso Perez-Escudero has accepted a faculty/CNRS position at Tolouse, France

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Funding Sources

The Gore Lab studies how interactions between individuals determine the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of microbial communities. Of particular focus are tipping points and alternative stables states, cross-feeding and the emergence of "cheater" strategies, and assembly of multi-species communities. The laboratory is composed of an interdisciplinary group of scientists interested in learning from each  other to effectively combine experiments, theory, and modeling.
Gore Laboratory
Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics of Living Systems Group
400 Technology Square, NE46-602
Cambridge, MA 02139
Physics of Living Systems @MIT

Upcoming Talks

Mar 2 - 6, 2020: APS March Meeting

Jan 24, 2020: MIT Ecology Meeting.

Oct 18, 2019: Jeff will give the Dulbruck seminar in Cologne.

Oct 15, 2019: Jeff will give a talk at a symposium at MPI in Tubingen.

Past talks
Selected Recent Papers

Mortality causes universal changes in microbial community composition, Abreu et al, Nature Communications (2019)

Ecological suicide in microbes, Ratzke*,  Denk*, and Gore, Nature Ecology & Evolution (2018)

Modifying and reacting to the environmental pH can drive bacterial interactions, Ratzke and Gore, PLOS Biology (2018)

Random sequences rapidly evolve into de novo promoters, Yona et al , Nature Comm (2018)

Community structure follows simple assembly rules in microbial microcosms, Friedman et al, Nature Ecology and Evolution (2017)
 Ecological Systems Biology

Korolev lab -- Eco-evolutionary dynamics during range expansions.

Blainey lab -- Droplet microfluidics to study interspecies interactions.

Alm lab -- Laboratory evolution

Polz lab -- Using horizontal gene transfer to define natural populations.

Vega lab -- C. elegans as a model to study host-microbiome interactions.

Friedman lab -- Interspecies interactions

Perez Escudero lab -- Optimal foraging