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Dr. David Treves

Professor of Biology

Life Sciences 310
Phone: (812) 941-2129


My research focuses on topics within microbial ecology and evolution. Areas of interest include microbial diversity, factors that shape microbial communities, microbial evolution and antibiotic resistance. Recent projects include characterization of microbial communities in sulfidic salt springs, the effect of bacterial secondary metabolites on microbial competition and development of a transformation system for the anther smut fungus (Microbotryum).


Journal Articles

  • Toh, SS, Treves, DS, Barati, MT, Perlin, MH. (2016). Reliable transformation system for Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae informed by genome and transcriptome project. Archives of Microbiology, 198 (8), 813-825.
  • Willis, MG & Treves DS. (2015). Isolation and Characterization of Halotolerant 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Degrading Bacteria From Sulfidic, Low Salinity Salt Springs. Fine Focus, 1 (1), 39-50.