Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Spring 2017: It was a big year for the postdocs in the group:
  • Nicole Vega has accepted a faculty position at Emory University
  • Alfonso Perez-Escudero has accepted a faculty/CNRS position at Tolouse, France

March 2017: MIT News covered Nic's paper demonstrating stochastic structuring in the worm microbiome.

Aug 2016: MIT News covered our recent paper exploring context-dependence of a mutualism.

May 2016: MIT News on Eugene and Arolyn's paper exploring a microbial cross-protection mutualism.

April 5, 2014: The lab moved to NE46 as part of the Physics of Living Systems Group!

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Funding Sources

The Gore Lab studies how interactions between individuals determine the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of microbial communities. Of particular focus are tipping points and alternative stables states, the emergence of "cheater" strategies and cross-feeding, and assembly of multi-species communities. The laboratory is composed of an interdisciplinary 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
Physics of Living Systems Group
400 Technology Square, NE46-602
Cambridge, MA 02139
Physics of Living Systems @MIT

Upcoming Talks

Oct 18 - 20, 2018: Jeff will speak at an EMBO meeting on experimental evolution.

Aug 19 - 22, 2018: Jeff will speak at ESEB.

June 26 - 29, 2018: Several members of the group plan to attend the q-bio meeting at Rice University.

June 11 - 22, 2018: Jeff will be at the Aspen Center for Physics for a workshop on the "Physical Aspects of the Microbiome".

May 5, 2018: Jeff will speak at HMS at a synthetic biology conference.

April 16, 2018: Jeff will give a talk at Northwestern.

April 6, 2018: Jeff will give a talk at the Broad Institute.

Past talks
Selected Recent Papers

Modifying and reacting to the environmental pH can drive bacterial interactions, Ratzke and Gore, PLOS Biology (2018)

Community structure follows simple assembly rules in microbial microcosms, Friedman et al, Nature Ecology and Evolution (2017)

Stochastic assembly produces heterogeneous communities in the C. elegans intestine, Nic Vega and Jeff Gore, PLOS Biology (2017)

Oscillatory dynamics in a microbial cross-protection mutualism, Yurtsev*,Conwill* & Gore, PNAS (2016)

 Ecological Systems Biology