Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
February 12, 2013, Belmont Media Center
Christopher Marx, PhD, Associate Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
The Marx Lab at Harvard University investigates the mechanisms of microbe evolution under carefully controlled conditions in the lab. Dr. Marx and his colleagues have demonstrated how genetic modifications within one microbe species can influence modifications in a neighboring species. The Marx lab is providing a wealth of new information about a very complex process.
Harvard Museum of Natural History video about Chris Marx
When Timing is Everything Harvard Gazette 3/20/13 article on Dr. Marx's microbe discoveries about beneficial mutations
An educational page on microbial evolution constructed by Chris Marx and colleagues: for teachers, students, interested public Microbial Evolution.org