Welcome to the Kleiner Lab!

Welcome to the Kleiner Lab!

Our lab is part of the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology and the Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities Cluster.

Our current projects focus on:

  • Direct linkage of dietary components with metabolizers in the microbiota. This project is sponsored by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
  • Factors governing energy efficiency of metabolism in free-living and symbiotic bacteria, looking specifically at a novel CO2 fixation pathway
  • The role of horizontal gene transfer in the metabolic evolution of bacterial symbionts
  • Development of cutting-edge methods for microbial community analyses focusing on metagenomics and high-end mass spectrometry based metaproteomics
  • The development and evaluation of┬ámetaproteomics methods for root-associated microbes. This project is sponsored by the Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC)
Fernanda with part of her switchgrass experiment for looking at plant-microbe interactions using metaproteomics.

You can contact us by emailing Dr. Kleiner at manuel_kleiner@ncsu.edu


The Kleiner Lab would like to thank the following funding sources: