We develop and use bioinformatic and genome-enabled approaches to study microbial communities. With the advent of new sequencing technologies, one can sequence billions or trillions of base pairs of DNA for relatively little money. One of the most powerful applications of this new economy is the direct sequencing of microbial DNA and RNA from the environment. The combination of deep sequencing and bioinformatics reveals that even “simple” natural microbial communities are in fact quite complex. We are interested in understanding this complexity at a systems level for microbial communities relevant to study of the environment, health, and disease.
We are in the Department of Integrative Biology at The University of Colorado Denver, in vibrant Downtown Denver. Dr. Miller is also core faculty in the Computational Bioscience Program, housed at the Anschutz Medical Campus.