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DNA-level editing of microbial communities for understanding and control.
Overview
  • Microbial communities are major contributors to the uptake and release of greenhouse gasses and are critical regulators of human health; however, efforts to precisely engineer their constituents' DNA are nascent. Our laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley brings DNA-editing tools to microbiomes.

  • In the short term, this approach should provide understanding of the interactions and unstudied organisms within communities.

  • Over the longer term, community editing offers a precise means for controlling microbiomes that are instrumental to our health, agriculture, climate, and industry.

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The Lab

May 10, 2024

The lab is thrilled to congratulate Leo, who will be joining the lab as a grad student this upcoming fall!

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The Lab

April 5, 2024

Sophia passes her qualifying exam with flying colors!

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The Lab

December 10, 2023

The Rubin Lab at the International Conference on Microbiome Engineering 2023!

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Social

November 6, 2023

The first Rubin and Cress Lab retreat at Point Reyes!

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Diversity and Belonging

​​The Rubin Lab intentionally cultivates an inclusive, diverse, welcoming, and empathetic lab environment. We recognize that there are historical and institutional structures in science that marginalize under-represented communities. Accordingly, we strive to work consciously to dismantle these structures and foster a diverse community.

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