I am interested in the impact of metabolic interactions on the eco-evolutionary dynamics of microbial communities. During my PhD, I studied how metabolic cross-feeding influenced the mechanisms and rate of antibiotic resistance evolution in a model microbial community. In my post-doc, I am using computational modeling techniques to study how metabolite exchange between gut microbes and human colon cells influences the development and progression of colorectal cancer.
- Abdill, RJ, Adamowicz, EM, and Blekhman, R. 2020. International authorship and collaboration in bioRxiv preprints. eLife 2020;9:e58496; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.58496
- Adamowicz, EM, and Harcombe, WR. 2020. Weakest link dynamics predict apparent antibiotic interactions in a model cross-feeding community. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Aug 2020, AAC.00465-20; DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00465-20
- Adamowicz, EM, Muza MA, Chacon JM, and Harcombe, WR. 2020. Cross-feeding modulates the rate and mechanism of antibiotic resistance evolution in a model microbial community of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica. PLOS Pathogens 16(7): e1008700. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1008700
- Harcombe, WR, Chacon, J, Adamowicz, E, Chubiz, LM, and Marx, CJ. (2018). Evolution of bi-directional costly mutualism from byproduct consumption. PNAS. 115 (47) 12000-12004.
- Adamowicz, E, Hunter, RC, Flynn, J, and Harcombe, WR. (2018). Cross-feeding modulates antibiotic tolerance in bacterial communities. The ISME Journal. 12: 2723‚Äì2735.
- Adamowicz, E. (2016). Why aren‚Äôt women choosing STEM academic jobs? Observations from a small-group discussion at the 2016 American Society for Microbiology annual meeting. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 364(6).