Adina Howe's research integrates molecular and computational biology to study, model, and manage complex microbial systems in both natural and engineered environments.
Her research revolves around several themes:
* identifying microbial drivers of biogeochemical cycling and their response to climate change
* understanding contributions of microbial genes, individuals, and groups to population function and dynamics
* detection of biomarkers for environmental health (e.g., antibiotics and pathogens)
* scalability of increasingly large sequencing datasets through the application of advanced computational approaches
* leveraging high throughput, next-generation metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing to investigate interactions within environmental microbial communities
* development of sustainable scientific data/software practices.