Bruce R. Levin, PhD



ARTDTP Research Discipline

The Levin lab does theoretical and empirical studies of the population biology and evolution of bacteria and their accessory genetic elements, and the population dynamics, evolution and control of infectious disease. Their theoretical work involves the development and analysis of the properties of mathematical and computer simulation models. Their empirical studies include experiments with laboratory populations (chemostat and serial transfer culture) of bacteria (primarily, but not exclusively E. coli) and their plasmids, phage and transposons. The Levin lab also studies of bacteria and their plasmids and phage isolated from natural populations.