Mark Sistrom

merced theatres art kamangar center photo
Title: Assistant Professor
Mobile: (203) 623-9979
Office: S&E 1, 238
Location: S&E 1, 235
  • Ph.D., 2012 — Adelaide University
  • M.S., 2007 — Phil Macquarie University
  • M.S., 2004 — Victoria University (NZ)/Macquarie University
  • M.S., 2003 — Macquarie University
Research Interests:

Professor Sistrom works broadly across a number of bacterial and viral systems to explore evolutionary  hypotheses using high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics methods. In particular,  he is interested in:

  • How microbial populations change over space and time.
  • What selective pressures lead to emergent disease.
  • How the evolutionary properties of microbes can be exploited to manage or eliminate disease.

He is interested in collaborative projects that look at pertinent evolutionary questions in a range of biological systems using big data approaches.