MICROBIAL GENOMICS IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES
ABOUT THE LAB
Founded in 2019, the Becket Lab studies the spread of antibiotic resistance in coastal microbiomes. Blending microbial genomics and ecology, the lab examines the effects of anthropogenic input and stormwater on the spread of antibiotic resistance genes along the southern California coast.
The lab is located within California State University San Marcos, a primarily undergraduate institution. Therefore, the sample isolation, processing, next-generation sequencing, and bioinformatics pipelines are all performed by outstanding CSUSM undergraduate students.