OUR TEAM

Current lab members

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ADAM ROSENTHAL

Adam grew up in a Kibbutz in southern Israel. His PhD studies, in Jay Gralla’s lab (UCLA), explored the mechanisms by which bacteria adapt to stresses in the mammalian digestive tract. After graduating, motivated to understand microbial cell-cell interactions in complex settings, he studied the mutually beneficial symbiosis between termites and their hindgut bacteria, and the inner-workings of microbial communities  in Jared Leadbetter’s and Michael Elowitz's labs in Caltech. He has since been applying the tools and approaches to industrial setting, first as a group leader at Calico (Google's startup focused on aging) and later as a Team Leader at DuPont. Currently Adam studies the organization of bacteria in infection - as an Assistant Professor at UNC. Outside of the lab he enjoys traveling, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.