Faculty and Research

Lawrence David, PhD
Assistant Professor
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Investigator
research  biography • lab members • publications
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Representative Publications:

  • LA David, CF Maurice, RN Carmody, DB Gootenberg, JE Button, BE Wolfe, AV Ling, AS Devlin, Y Varma, MA Fischbach, SB Biddinger, RJ Dutton, PJ Turnbaugh. Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the gut microbiome. Nature, Published online Dec 2013. [URL]

  • G Szabo, SP Preheim, KM Kauffman, LA David, J Shapiro, EJ Alm, MF Polz. Reproducibility of Vibrionaceae Population Structure in Coastal Bacterioplankton. ISME J, 7: 509-519, Mar 2013. [URL]

  • CS Smillie*, MB Smith*, J Friedman, OX Cordero, LA David, EJ Alm. Ecology drives a global network of gene exchange connecting the human microbiome. Nature, 480(7376):241-244, Dec, 2011. [URL]

  • LA David, EJ Alm. Rapid evolutionary innovation during an Archean Genetic Expansion. Nature, 469(7328):93-96, Jan 2011. [URL]

  • SP Preheim, Y Boucher, H Wildschutte, LA David, D Veneziano, EJ Alm and MF Polz. Metapopulation structure of Vibrionaceae among coastal marine invertebrates. Environmental Microbiology, 13:265-275, Jan 2011. [URL]

  • BJ Shapiro, LA David, J Friedman, EJ Alm. Looking for Darwin’s footprints in the microbial world. Trends Microbiol. 17(5):196-204, May 2009. [URL]

  • BJ Dubin-Thaler, JM Hofman, Y Cai, H Xenias, I Spielman, AV Shneidman, LA David, HG Dobereiner, CH Wiggins, MP Sheetz. Quantification of Cell Edge Velocities and Traction Forces Reveals Distinct Motility Modules during Cell Spreading. PLoS ONE, 3(11), Nov 2008. [URL]

  • DE Hunt*, LA David*, D Gevers, SP Preheim, EJ Alm, MF Polz. Resource Partitioning and Sympatric Differentiation Among Closely Related Bacterioplankton. Science, 320(5879):1081-85, May 2008. [URL]

  • LA David, CH Wiggins. Benchmarking of dynamic Bayesian Networks from stochastic time-series data. Ann NY Acad Sci., 1115 90-101, Dec 2007. [URL]

  • CF Glenn, DK Chow, L David, C Cooke, M Gami, W Iser, K Hanselman, I Goldberg and CA Wolkow. Behavioral deficits during early states of aging in Caenorhabditis elegans result from locomotory deficits possibly linked to muscle frailty. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci., 59(12):1251-60, Dec 2004. [URL]