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

March 2017: MIT News covered Nic's paper demonstrating stochastic structuring in the worm microbiome.

Aug 2016: MIT News covered our recent paper exploring context-dependence of a mutualism.

May 2016: MIT News on Eugene and Arolyn's paper exploring a microbial cross-protection mutualism.

April 5, 2014: The lab moved to NE46 as part of the Physics of Living Systems Group!

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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

April 1 - 3, 2019: Jeff will give a talk at a winter school in France.

Mar 27 - 30, 2-19: Jeff will give a talk at a meeting in Munich.

Mar 4 - 8, 2019: Several members of the group will give talks at the March Meeting here in Boston.

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