Complex microbial communities and their metabolic activities have critical functions in virtually all of Earth’s ecosystems, including the human body. The Mohn lab seeks to better understand some of these communities and the mechanisms by which they impact humans and the planet. In particular, we focus on forest soil communities as well as communities in the gut and lung. We also study particular types of microbial metabolism, including the degradation of lignocellulose and steroids. This work has applications in forest management, conversion of biomass to useful chemicals and fuels as well as the prevention and treatment of disease.
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Dr. William Mohn
Room 4501, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Life Sciences Centre,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z3
Phone: 604-822-4285; Fax: 604-822-6041
The Mohn lab is located in the UBC Life Sciences Institute.
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