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Tami Lieberman

Tami Lieberman
  • Title Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Assistant Professor of Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
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  • Faculties Climate, Environment & Life Science
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  • BA, Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2009
  • PhD, Systems Biology, Harvard University, 2014

Research Interests

Professor Lieberman studies microbial evolution in real time, including the evolution of antibiotic resistance and evolution during infection. Her lab is interested in understanding the molecular determinants of colonization success in complex environments and enabling the precise manipulations of microbiomes in the clinic and the environment.

Selected Publications

  1. Lieberman, T. D., Wilson, D., Misra, R., Xiong, L. L., Moodley, P., Cohen, T., & Kishony, R. (2016). Genomic diversity in autopsy samples reveals within-host dissemination of HIV-associated M. tuberculosis. Nature Medicine22(12), 1470.
  2. Baym, M., Lieberman, T. D., Kelsic, E. D., Chait, R., Gross, R., Yelin, I., & Kishony, R. (2016). Spatiotemporal microbial evolution on antibiotic landscapes. Science, 353(6304), 1147–1151.
  3. Lieberman, T. D., Flett, K. B., Yelin, I., Martin, T. R., McAdam, A. J., Priebe, G. P., & Kishony, R. (2014). Genetic variation of a bacterial pathogen within individuals with cystic fibrosis provides a record of selective pressures. Nature Genetics46(1), 82–87.
  4. Kim, S., Lieberman, T. D., & Kishony, R. (2014). Alternating antibiotic treatments constrain evolutionary paths to multidrug resistance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences111(40), 14494–14499.
  5. Lieberman, T. D., Michel, J.-B., Aingaran, M., Potter-Bynoe, G., Roux, D., Davis, M. R., Jr, Skurnik, D., Leiby, N., LiPuma, J. J., & Goldberg, J. B. (2011). Parallel bacterial evolution within multiple patients identifies candidate pathogenicity genes. Nature Genetics43(12), 1275–1280.

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