About The Author

Steven A. Sullivan is a senior research scientist at the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. His main areas of expertise are DNA sequencing, genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and comparative genomics.

Detecting Zoonotic Protists In Raw Sewage For Environmental Monitoring

Even though the biosphere is primarily microbial, most of the microbial world is still terra incognita. But that’s changing. Metagenomics and microbiomics – sequencing-based tallies of microbes sampled from the environment and humans, respectively — have seen an explosion of research and publicity in the last decade. However, they mostly focus on bacteria. Protists —