Stable Isotope Probing and Viromics: Quantifying Virus-Host and Carbon Cycling Dynamics in Soil with Isotope-Targeted Metagenomics

Steven Blazewicz

Executive Summary

We are developing and validating a set of novel methods for characterizing viruses and virus-host dynamics in complex environments, such as soil, with the intention of understanding the role viruses play in complex microbial communities. This research has important implications for both ecological and biosecurity purposes.