Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University, 2022
B.S. in Biology, University of Virginia, 2013
I research how we can manipulate bacterial evolution to preserve or create new functions, with particular focus on horizontal gene transfer at population and community levels.
Jonathan H. Bethke, Helena R. Ma, Ryan Tsoi, Li Cheng, Minfeng Xiao, and Lingchong You. Vertical and horizontal gene transfer tradeoffs direct plasmid fitness. Mol. Syst. Biol. 1, (2022). https://doi.org/10.15252/msb.202211300
Jonathan H. Bethke, Adam Davidovich, Li Cheng, Allison J. Lopatkin, Wenchen Song, Joshua T. Thaden, Vance G. Fowler Jr., Minfeng Xiao, and Lingchong You. Environmental and genetic determinants of plasmid mobility in pathogenic Escherichia coli. Sci. Adv. 6, (2020). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax3173