• Postdoc position available

    May 26, 2016

    Interested in education and web development? We’re looking to hire someone interested in a different kind of postdoc experience in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Michigan. The project would involve developing data-driven, interactive web-based tutorials to improve the reproducibility of microbial ecology data analysis. The Schloss lab is committed to building a diverse laboratory and we strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. If you are interested in the position, please email your CV and a cover letter describing your background, qualifications, and availability to Pat.

  • Schloss honored with endowed chair

    Dec 18, 2015

    Congratulations to the boss for being recognized by the Board of Regents this week with the Frederick G. Novy Collegiate Chair of Microbiome Research. We think this may be the first endowed chair specifically tied to microbiome research. We are all very excited that this honor recognizes the hard work of the lab in helping to direct the course of microbiome research. Dr. Novy was the founder of our department and so it is also a great tribute to the 100 year anniversary of the department’s founding.

  • Rebranding of MICRBIOL 612

    Dec 16, 2015

    During the winter semester, Pat and Evan Snitkin will be teaming up to teach a new version of MICRBIOL 612: Microbial Informatics. Instead of being a single semester-long course, the content will be divided into three 3-day long workshops. The duo plans on offering the course each semester with a different combination of courses each semester. They hope that this new format will be more attractive to senior graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers who don’t have the ability to take a traditional course. Read more...

  • Pat interviewed for 'People Behind the Science' podcast

    Dec 14, 2015

    Pat was recently interviewed by Dr. Marie McNeely for the ‘People Behind the Science’ podcast. In this hour long interview, Pat describes his path in science, his philosophy of how he does science, what motivates him, and gives some advice to more junior scientists. If you’ve ever wondered what makes Pat tick, you’ll want to hear this interview. Check it out over at the PBtS website.

  • New paper from lab

    Dec 8, 2015

    Congrats to Pat and Sarah for their new paper that was published today in the open access journal, PeerJ. Their study, “De novo clustering methods outperform reference-based methods for assigning 16S rRNA gene sequences to operational taxonomic units” describes how various clustering method compare and uses an objective criteria to determine which method is the best. All of the methods are available through the project’s repository on GitHub.