New Video: Luis Teixeira on bacterial symbionts of Drosophila melanogaster
Another CRC1182-interview is now out: Dr. Luis Teixera, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, is a microbiologist focusing on the interaction between Drosophila flies and various microorganisms, including intracellular Wolbachia endosymbionts. In his projects, Luis uses a combination of evolutionary, genetic, and molecular approaches. His work revealed for example a key influence of Wolbachia on Drosophila resistance against viruses and also the fly’s ability to adapt to viral pressure. Recently, he also characterized stability of gut colonizing microbes of Drosophila.