A Look into the Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

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What we are working on in the lab

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Monkey Health Explorer

Citizen Science Opportunity! Help us learn about monkey health by identifying blood cells in images of blood collected from Rhesus macaque monkeys.

Armpit and ear wax project

Armpit & Earwax Microbes

Did you know your ABCC11 gene determines if your earwax is wet or dry? We are looking at how our DNA and daily habits might impact our skin bacteria.

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Canine Health Project (Microbes)

Using dogs undergoing surgery as a model, we are examining how the microbes on dog skin respond to a wound event and how that might affect healing.