Bacteria rule the planet. In the Hendrickson lab we use a combination of experimental evolution, bacterial genomics, cell biology, genome sequencing, and genetics to study important transitions in microbiology.
We are currently pursuing projects that involve using bacteriophages to protect New Zealand's primary industries against bacterial pathogens.
We also study the evolution of bacterial cell shape, virulence and endosymbiosis. For more information see https://hendricksonlab.co.nz/