Our research program is housed within the Biology Department at Syracuse University. Our lab also affiliated with the ‘Big Data and Data Analytics’ research cluster at SU – a multidisciplinary group of labs that collaborate on computational questions across genomics, bioinformatics, computer sciences, physics.
We aim to understand what mechanisms drive the ecological and evolutionary dynamics observed in microbial systems across a range of environments, and the consequences of these relationships on systems-level functions. To address these questions, we use an integrative approach combining large-scale lab and field experiments, functional ‘omics, and modeling. Currently, our work focuses on the ecology and evolution of bacteria, protists, and fungi in belowground soil systems and in synthetic microbial communities. To learn more, head over to our research page.
Recent Lab News
June, 2022 – Angela was recently awarded a new PI CSP grant through the Joint Genome Institute at DOE along with co-PIs at Yale and Colorado State to obtain metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, and metabolomes from experimental decomposition communities across NEON sites!
February, 2022 – Lab github is live! Check it out: https://github.com/oliverio-lab. Stay tuned for informatics pipelines, tutorials, and code associated with our analyses and projects.
October, 2021 – New paper out in Environmental Science and Technology“Structure and Functional Attributes of Bacterial Communities in Premise Plumbing Across the United States.”
July, 2021 – Angela has accepted a faculty position at Syracuse University in the Biology department starting in August 2022! The Oliverio lab group will focus on understanding the ecological dynamics of microbial systems with experimental and bioinformatics approaches.
May, 2021 – Angela awarded NSF Rules of Life Postdoc Fellowship! More details about the project here.
March 2nd, 2021 – New paper out in Gut Microbes“Dietary vitamin K is remodeled by gut microbiota”
February 23rd, 2021 – Angela (along with collaborator and co-first author Liz Landis) interview with The Naked Scientists on the science behind sourdough starter microbes on the eLife podcast is out here!
January 26th, 2021 – New paper out in eLife “The diversity and function of sourdough starter microbiomes”.
October 27th, 2020 – New paper out in mBio “The Role of Phosphorus Limitation in Shaping Soil Bacterial Communities and Their Metabolic Capabilities”