Wenying Shou


Fred Hutch, 

Biophysical and Computational Biology

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Quantitatively understand the evolution of cooperation

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Weintraub Room: A2-175 Box: A2-025 Phone: 206-667-6505 http://honeycomb.fhcrc.org/

Lab Information

Location: Fred Hutch Building: Weintraub Room: A2-175 Box: A2-025 Phone: 206-667-4435 Alt Phone: 206-667-6505 http://research.fhcrc.org/shou/en.html

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter

Research Summary

We want to quantitatively understand how properties of a microbial community arise from phenotypes of interacting members. Specifically, we are examining an engineered yeast cooperative community. We ask how this cooperative community’s tolerance to various perturbations might change as cells evolve.

We are also testing ways to force microbial communities to evolve in a way that suits our needs.

The strength of our lab lies in the organic integration of experimental biology and mathematical modeling.