Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dec 20, 2013: Avihu's paper with Pilpel studying tRNA evolution was published in eLife!

Nov 29, 2013: Barrett's paper with Terry Hwa demonstrating bistability in cell growth in antibiotics was published in Science!

Sept 12, 2013: Jeff has been awarded the Department's Buechner Teaching Award!

Aug 29, 2013: Nic's PNAS paper with Collins was highlighted by Nature.

Feb 28, 2013: Jeff was selected as an Allen Distinguished Investigator!

Sept 14, 2012:  Jeff received an NIH New Innovator Award!

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The Gore Lab uses experimental microbial populations to study fundamental questions in theoretical ecology and evolutionary systems biology. A major focus of the group is the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of cooperatively growing populations, in particular studies of catastrophic collapse and the possibility of "cheating" behaviors. The laboratory is composed of an interdisciplanary group of scientists interested in learning from each  other to effectively combine experiments, theory and modeling.
Gore Laboratory
Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
13 - 2008
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Upcoming Talks

Dec 15 - 17: Jeff will be at the HRHR Symposium in Bethesda for his New Innovator Award.

Oct 15 - 17, 2014: Jeff will speak in Germany at the Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Sociobiology in Bacteria Conference.

August 13 - 16, 2014: Several members of the lab plan to attend the q-bio meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

August 11 - 14, 2014: Jeff will speak at the Lorenz Center in Leiden at a workshop on "Fluctuations in population biology, epidemiology, and evolution."

August 10 - 15, 2014: Several members of the lab plan to attend the annual Ecological Society of America Meeting.

June 15 -19, 2014: Jeff will give a talk at the Ban Honnef Physics Center Summer School in Germany on Mechanisms, Strategies, and Evolution of Microbial Systems.

March 11, 2014: Jeff will give a talk at HMS as part of the Boston SynBio working group.

March 3 - 7, 2014: APS March Meeting in Denver:
  • Mon @ 9:12am: Jeff Gore on cooperation, cheating, and collapse in microbes.
  • Tue @ 10am: Lei Dai on stability and resilience in ecosystems.
  • Tue @ 10:48am: Barrett Derris on the evolvability of antibiotic rseistance.
  • Wed @ 3:54pm: Arolyn Conwill, on a bacterial mutualism.

Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2014: Jeff will be in Costa Rica for the Annual Pew Scholars gathering.

Feb 17 - 20, 2014: Kevin will give a talk at the winter q-bio meeting demonstrating a loss of resilience in a cellular phenotypic state near a critical transition.

Past talks

Ecological Systems Biology