Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection

The Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI) is an interdisciplinary collaboration at Georgia Tech seeking to understand the ecology, interactions and evolution of microbes. We are focused on the understanding microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions that are relevant to human health, ecosystem dynamics and sustainability. Our research affiliates specialize in: Microbial Ecology, Sociomicrobiology, Infection Dynamics, Host-pathogen interactions, Marine Microbiology, Microbial Evolution, Spatial structure in microbiology, Cystic Fibrosis pathogens, and Viral Ecology.  

Trainee Spotlight



Kristofer Wollein Waldetoft is a postdoctoral fellow with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, working in the laboratory of Sam P. Brown at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The overarching theme of his research is to use theory and concepts from evolution and ecology to address the problem of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. In particular, he uses modeling and experiments to better understand the evolutionary ecology of antibiotic resistance in chronic lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects several organ systems, including the lung, where it results in life-long infection. ...More


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