Welcome to the Snitkin Lab Home! We are interested in the application of genomics to understand the epidemiology and evolution of antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens. The paradigm in the lab involves close collaboration with experts in healtcare epidemiology, clinical microbiology and basic microbiology to design genomics-empowered studies that maximize clinical significance and evolutionary insights. Among the driving questions in the lab are:
- How do current healthcare practices contribute to the transmission and evolution of healthcare associated infections?
- How can we best utilize the power of genomics to more effectively control the spread of heatlhcare associated infections?
- What evolutionary innovations beyond antibiotic resistance have driven the success of particular lineages of hospital pathogens?