2016 is now in full swing, and it’s been a busy few months. As of October 2015, I am now working as a project scientist in Jane Carlton’s lab at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University. My role here focuses on “urban metagenomics” projects, analyzing shotgun data and environmental 18S rRNA amplicons for initiatives such as the “NYU Dirty Money Project”.
A number of manuscripts are currently rolling through the review pipeline, and the first of these papers (an intensive meta-analysis of public 16S rRNA datasets from the Built Environment) was released online as 2015 wound down:
Adams R#, Bateman AC#, Bik HM#, Meadow JF# (2015) Microbiota of the indoor environment: a meta-analysis, Microbiome, 3:49. doi: 10.1186/s40168-015-0108-3 (# all authors contributed equally)
Many other exciting developments are on the horizon, so watch this space!