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We are very proud to announce that former Ley Lab post-doc Angela Poole started her new position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Nutritional...

The Tübingen IMPRS is now accepting applications – this is one way to obtain a PhD via the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. Students...

This month we are excited to welcome two new post-docs: Carolin Kolmeder and Victor Schmidt have joined our new group in Tübingen.

Congratulations to Lars Angenent: 2017 Humboldt Professor at the University of Tübingen! Now that’s a 2-body solution!!

http://www.humboldt-professur...

Our review of the links between host genetics and the microbiome is out in Science:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6285/532

 Ley Lab to become Department of Microbiome Science at MPI Tubingen @RuthLeyMicro

Ruth E. Ley, PhD, to become new director at the MPI for Developmental Biology bit.ly/1PvVNQi via @maxplanckpress @RuthLeyMicro

We are excited to welcome two new PhD students this Fall. Jess Sutter is a lab veteran who will be investigating the beneficial aspects of specific...

Cornell Fine Arts & Microbiome Art Show!! Opening Reception at The Ink Shop

Friday, September 4, 5-8pm | September 4 – September 29, 2015

Most of Ley Lab! Spring 2015.

Congratulations to Julia Goodrich for winning a 2015 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award!! She and the other awardees will participate in the...

Congratulations to Angela Poole for winning a spot at the University of Michigan’s Early Career Scientist Symposium, March 28th in Ann Arbor,...

This paper now in Press at Nature! Another reason to stop eating junk food:

Chassaing, B., O. Koren, J. Goodrich, A. Poole, S. Srinivasan, R. E. Ley...

Now published in Cell- check it out!

Congratulations to Julia, to Jill, and to the rest of the team!

Check out Omry Koren’s pregnancy microbiome study (Cell, 2010) cited in Ed Yong’s piece in the New York Times:

The Ley Lab won two awards at the meeting of the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) in Seoul, South Korea, in July. Ruth Ley won the...

Julia Goodrich’s landmark study of the gut microbiomes of twins will be published in Cell in early November. This paper includes a heritability ...

We are very excited to have Tony Walters join us for a post-doctoral position. Tony got his Ph.D. with Rob Knight at the University of Colorado at...

Ley Lab Members @ASM Beneficial Microbes: From left to right – Angela Poole, Zach Henseler, Shao-Pei Chou, Ruth Ley, Liz Johnson, Jill Waters and...

Congratulations to our graduates!

This Fall we are welcoming Dr. Jill Waters to our lab as a new post-doc. Jill obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where she worked...

We have many things to celebrate of late, including:

Dr. Cullender graduated in May 2013 with his Ph.D. Tyler’s work showed that innate and adaptive...

Here are some of the news stories (scroll over source for link):

“Pregnancy alters resident gut microbes”, by Monya Baker, Nature, Aug. 2, 2012. ...

We are joined by two new post-doctoral associates, Sara DiRienzi and Sha Li.  Sara is developing a project on microbial modulation of host ...

Ruth is awarded the 2011 CALS Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Early Achievement:

“Ruth E. Ley, Department of Microbiology, for her important...

Congratulations to Tyler Cullender and Ashwana Fricker for passing their A-exams, they are now Ph.D. candidates!

We’ve had a number of papers come...

More news: Ruth was awarded a Packard Foundation Fellowship to study the co-evolution of gut microbiotas with the human host.  This 5-yr grant will...

Our analysis of the developing infant gut microbiome was published in PNAS and written up in the New Scientist.

Other recent publications with...